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  • 2D and 3D Pre-stressed Tensegrity DNA Structures

    Tim Liedl, Donald E. Ingber, William M. Shih

  • Mycenaean Arkadiko Bridge, Peleponnese (~1300 BC)

    Excursion to Architecture: Continuous compression

    Semperoperbuilt: 1848, 1878, 1985

  • Tensegrity - Tensional Integrity

    Geodesic Tensegrity Structures - Buckminster Fuller Pre-stressed Tensegrity - Kenneth Snelson

    Images: TL, K. Snelson, Wikipedia, Rick Friedman

    Cell Science, 116 (7)

  • Olympiastadium, Mnchen; Otto, Behnisch

    Images: Wikipedia

    Zakim Bridge, Boston; Image: Rick Friedman

    Pre-stressed tensegrity design in architecture

  • Pre-stressed tensegrity in natureVinculin: greenActin: red

    Fibronectin patterns

    Thry et al., Cell Motility & Cytosceleton, 2006D. E. Ingber, Journal of Cell Science, 2003

    Art: Matt Picket

  • DNA cube Ned Seeman (1991)

    DNA octahedronWilliam Shih (2004)

    DNA OrigamiPaul Rothemund (2006)

    DNA Polyhedra Chengde Mao (2008)

    42 nm

    DNA Nanotechnology

    Tensegrity TrianglesChengde Mao (2004)

    Pre-stressed Structures ... ?

  • Future Directions

    www.kennethsnelson.net

    William Collins

    http://www.kennethsnelson.nethttp://www.kennethsnelson.net

  • Thanks to: HMS/DFCI:Nathan DerrHendrik DietzShawn DouglasFranziska GrafBjrn HgbergMark McClintock

    Andres LeschzinerDon IngberWilliam Shih

    John AlbertaElizabeth BenecchiMaria EricssonLouise Trakimas

    Funding:DFCIDAADWyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering

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