Yeah, This Will End Well: Scientists Develop "Autonomous Bipedal Robot Built Out Of DNA"

January 22, 2010


Just when I thought my dino-ribonucleic acids were safe, I get news that scientists have developed autonomous DNA-bots that can biped their little asses around inside me and royally f*** all my insides up.

The walking device consists of a strand of DNA that contains a 5',5' linkage in the middle. One leg is called L-E and the other is called L-O. It walks on a track consisting of a series of stem-loops (T1-T4) that are part of a stiff DX motif. It is fueled by a pair of successive stem-loops (F1 and F2) that are in solution. The driving force for its motion is the formation of more base pairs than exist at any given time.

Right. DNA-scale robots? That's freaking tiiiiny. And I can recall a time in the not-so-distant past when I was confident nothing could possibly be smaller better to crush monster trucks with than my penis.

Autonomous Bipedal Robot Built Out Of DNA [ohgizmo]

Thanks to Dave, who's working on building an army of nano-ants to combat this evil DNA.

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