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Magnetic tweezer for cells and molecules

Researchers have developed a new way to tweeze apart interacting cells and molecules using magnetic forces. This technology, which relies on attaching microscopic magnetic particles, allows them to measure exactly how strongly the interactions are between biological molecules.

Posted: Oct 20th, 2008

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Work on nanoscale imaging microscope wins award

R+D Magazine has recognized a tabletop microscope developed by a team of Colorado State University and Berkeley researchers at the National Science Foundation Engineering Research Center for Science and Technology as one of the Top 100 most significant technological advances for 2008.

Posted: Oct 20th, 2008

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Novel nanospheres engineered for maximum strength

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have used in situ transmission electron microscopy to measure hollow spherical nanoparticles that withstand extreme stress and deform without losing strength.

Posted: Oct 20th, 2008

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Nanoscale smart coatings fortify materials

A scientist at the University of Wisconsin has developed a host of coatings that heal shallow pits and fractures on almost any material ? from metal to glass to silicon. The coatings also prevent further degradation.

Posted: Oct 20th, 2008

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