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The sound of an atom has been captured

Scientists show the use of sound to communicate with an artificial atom. They can thereby demonstrate phenomena from quantum physics with sound taking on the role of light.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2014

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Perfect focus through thick layers may bring better vision to medicine

In a first-of-its-kind demonstration, a team of researchers has developed a powerful technique to focus laser light through even the murkiest of surroundings without the need for a guide star. This innovation, a specialized version of an adaptive optics microscope, can resolve a point less than one thousandth of a millimeter across.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2014

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New discovery holds promise for nanoelectronic and photonic applications

A team of Berkeley Lab researchers believes it has uncovered the secret behind the unusual optoelectronic properties of single atomic layers of transition metal dichalcogenide (TMDC) materials, the two-dimensional semiconductors that hold great promise for nanoelectronic and photonic applications.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2014

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Graphene paints a corrosion-free future

The surface of graphene, a one atom thick sheet of carbon, can be randomly decorated with oxygen to create graphene oxide; a form of graphene that could have a significant impact on the chemical, pharmaceutical and electronic industries. Applied as paint, it could provide an ultra-strong, non-corrosive coating for a wide range of industrial applications.

Posted: Sep 11th, 2014

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Protein synthesis and folding analysis on a chip

Misfolded proteins can lead to a variety of diseased states, including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's. Researchers have now developed a method with which one can synthesize hundreds of proteins and analyze their folding properties at once at the single-molecule level.

Posted: Sep 10th, 2014

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