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Super-sharp images through thin optical fibres

Super-sharp images from within the human body made through tiny endoscopes have come a step closer to reality. An advanced wavefront shaping method combined with unique optical fibres make it possible to focus lensless light at an unparalleled resolution.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2016

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A better foundation for 3D memory

The discovery of metal-like domain walls in magnetic insulators may help realize energy-efficient memory devices with massive storage capacities.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2016

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Trapping microbubbles with lasers and sound

Researchers have developed an innovative system that can trap microbubbles. This enables scientists to study the bubbles' properties and develop safer, more effective medical products.

Posted: Jan 28th, 2016

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Organ-on-chip device mimics placental barrier

Researchers have fabricated a multi-layer microfluidic 'organ-on-chip' device that mimics the structure of the human placental barrier that supports blood flow and exchange of material between the mother and fetus.

Posted: Jan 28th, 2016

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Reconfigurable origami tubes could find antenna, microfluidic uses

Origami, the ancient art of paper folding, may soon provide a foundation for antennas that can reconfigure themselves to operate at different frequencies, microfluidic devices whose properties can change in operation - and even heating and air-conditioning ductwork that adjusts to demand.

Posted: Jan 28th, 2016

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Simplifying solar cells with a new mix of materials

An international research team has simplified the steps to create highly efficient silicon solar cells by applying a new mix of materials to a standard design. Arrays of solar cells are used in solar panels to convert sunlight to electricity.

Posted: Jan 27th, 2016

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