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Scientists put a high precision blood assay into a simple test strip

Scientists have developed a new biosensor test system based on magnetic nanoparticles that is similar (in its principal) to a pregnancy test. This system is designed to provide highly accurate measurements of the concentration of protein molecules (e.g. markers, which indicate the onset or development of a disease) in various samples, including opaque solutions or strongly coloured liquids.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2016

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Nondestructive testing: Looking inside composites

Researchers are developing nondestructive ways to detect damage in composites, using traditional medical inspection techniques such as X-rays and sonograms and advanced methods including infrared imaging, ultrasonic spectroscopy and computed tomography.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2016

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A highway for spin waves

Researchers have developed a method for controlling the propagation of magnetic spin waves at the nanolevel in a targeted and simple way; so far, this required a lot of power. They have thus created a basis for nanocircuits that use spin waves.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2016

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New invention revolutionizes heat transport (w/video)

Scientists have made a breakthrough in physics. They succeeded in transporting heat maximally effectively ten thousand times further than ever before. The discovery may lead to a giant leap in the development of quantum computers.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2016

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The quantum fridge

Scientists took a closer look at the phenomenon of thermalization and found a special quantum-mechanical kind of cooling at work.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2016

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Switching light with a silver atom

Researchers have created the world's smallest integrated optical switch. Applying a small voltage causes an atom to relocate, turning the switch on or off.

Posted: Feb 1st, 2016

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Nanotechnology: the big picture (video)

Advancements in nanotechnology could fundamentally change global approaches to manufacturing, medicine, healthcare, and the environment. In this lecture Dr Eric Drexler, Senior Visiting Fellow, Oxford Martin School, will look at current advances in the field of advanced nanotechnology, and the impacts and potential applications of their widespread implementation, and Dr Sonia Trigueros, Co-Director of the Oxford Martin Programme on Nanotechnology, and Oxford Martin Senior Fellow, will consider how targeted nanomedicine could change how we treat disease in the future.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2016

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