Chad Mirkin

Dec. 02, 2011

Hitting The ‘Off’ Switch On Antibiotic Resistance

Nanotechnologist Chad Mirkin discusses next-generation antibiotics that target a bacterium’s DNA.

darpa, antibiotics, medicine, nanotechnology, future

Oct. 14, 2011

Using DNA To Shape Nanostructures

Chemist Chad Mirkin describes advances in using DNA molecules to shape nanoscale crystal structures.

engineering nanomaterials nanotecnology nanoscale crystal structure

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How Humpbacks Hunt With Bubbles

Humpback whales blow bubbles around schools of fish to concentrate them for easier capture. It's called a bubble net, says David Wiley, research coordinator for Stellwagen Bank National Marine Sanctuary, and it's visible as a ring of bubbles at the surface. Now, with underwater digital tracking tags and custom visualization software, whale researchers can see what the whales are doing underwater when they're bubble-netting.

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