RNA ties itself in knots, then unties itself in mesmerizing video

Striking new videos show how RNA — the genetic molecule that tells cells how to build proteins — tangles up in insane knots as it forms, only to disentangle itself at the last second, and in a way that took scientists by surprise.  The high-resolution videos depict a bouncing conga line of nucleotides, the building […]

Researchers create optical framed knots to encode information

Top view of the framed knots generated in this work. Credit: University of Ottawa In a world first, researchers from the University of Ottawa in collaboration with Israeli scientists have been able to create optical framed knots in the laboratory that could potentially be applied in modern technologies. Their work opens the door to new […]

Researchers create optical framed knots to encode information — ScienceDaily

In a world first, researchers from the University of Ottawa in collaboration with Israeli scientists have been able to create optical framed knots in the laboratory that could potentially be applied in modern technologies. Their work opens the door to new methods of distributing secret cryptographic keys — used to encrypt and decrypt data, ensure […]