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From DNA: the world's tiniest thermometer

Researchers at University of Montreal have created a programmable DNA thermometer that is 20,000x smaller than a human hair. This scientific advance reported this week in the journal Nano Letters may significantly aid our understanding of natural and human designed nanotechnologies by enabling to measure temperature at the nanoscale.


Photo: thermometer; Copyright: / VladisChern

One of the main advantages of using DNA to engineer molecular thermometers is that DNA chemistry is relatively simple and programmable (symbol picture); ©