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Electrons at the speed limit

Scientists have investigated how fast electrons can ultimately be controlled with electric fields. Their insights are of importance for the petahertz electronics of the future.

Posted: Aug 26th, 2016

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Designing ultrasound protein tools with molecular engineering

Researchers engineered protein-shelled nanostructures called gas vesicles - which reflect sound waves - to exhibit new properties useful for ultrasound technologies. In the future, these gas vesicles could be administered to a patient to visualize tissues of interest.

Posted: Aug 25th, 2016

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Nanovesicles in predictable shapes

Beads, disks, bowls and rods: scientists have demonstrated the first methodological approach to control the shapes of nanovesicles. This opens doors for the use of nanovesicles in biomedical applications, such as drug delivery in the body.

Posted: Aug 25th, 2016

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Graphene under pressure

Small balloons made from one-atom-thick material graphene can withstand enormous pressures, much higher than those at the bottom of the deepest ocean, scientists report.

Posted: Aug 25th, 2016

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