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Ferrous chemistry in aqueous solution unravelled

Scientists have demonstrated how a detailed picture of the electronic states can be ascertained by systematically comparing all of the interactive electronic processes in a simple system of aqueous iron(II).

Posted: May 11th, 2016

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Making organs transparent to improve nanomedicine (w/video)

One of the obstacles to nanomedicine is that researchers have a hard time seeing where nanoparticles go once they're inside various parts of the body. But now one team has developed a way to help overcome this problem - by making tissues and organs clearer in the lab.

Posted: May 11th, 2016

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Scientists take a major leap toward a 'perfect' quantum metamaterial

Scientists have devised a way to build a quantum metamaterial using ultracold atoms trapped in an artificial crystal composed of light. The theoretical work represents a step toward manipulating atoms to transmit information, perform complex simulations or function as powerful sensors.

Posted: May 11th, 2016

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Performing cellular surgery with a laser-powered nanoblade

To study certain aspects of cells, researchers need the ability to take the innards out, manipulate them, and put them back. Options for this kind of work are limited, but in a new study researchers describe a 'nanoblade' that can slice through a cell's membrane to insert mitochondria.

Posted: May 10th, 2016

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