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Artificial optical material might allow the study of the effects of general relativity in the lab

Even Albert Einstein might have been impressed. His theory of general relativity, which describes how the gravity of a massive object, such as a star, can curve space and time, has been successfully used to predict such astronomical observations as the bending of starlight by the sun, small shifts in the orbit of the planet Mercury and the phenomenon known as gravitational lensing. Now, however, it may soon be possible to study the effects of general relativity in bench-top laboratory experiments.

Posted: Jul 20th, 2009

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Holographic video allows 3-D movies of biomolecules

Physicists at New York University have developed a technique to record three-dimensional movies of microscopic systems, such as biological molecules, through holographic video. The work has potential to improve medical diagnostics and drug discovery.

Posted: Jul 20th, 2009

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Elsevier announces the "Article of the Future"

Elsevier today announces the 'Article of the Future' project, an ongoing collaboration with the scientific community to redefine how a scientific article is presented online. The project takes full advantage of online capabilities, allowing readers individualized entry points and routes through content, while exploiting the latest advances in visualization techniques.

Posted: Jul 20th, 2009

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Microscope shows how nanoparticle cargo carriers invade cells

In future therapies, synthetic nanoparticles may well be able to ferry medicines and even genes to targets inside the body. These nanovehicles can now be directly tested and optimized using a highly sensitive microscopic method that can trace single particles all the way into a cell.

Posted: Jul 20th, 2009

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Zellen reagieren auf Nanostrukturen

Unterschiede im Bereich von einigen tausendstel Mikrometern bei einer Oberflaechenbeschichtung koennen darueber entscheiden, ob Implantate sich ihrer organischen Umgebung mehr oder weniger gut anpassen.

Posted: Jul 20th, 2009

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Researchers engineer first artificial graphene

The first artificial graphene has been created at the NEST laboratory of the Italian Institute for the Physics of Matter in Pisa. It is sculpted on the surface of a gallium-arsenide semiconductor, to which it grants the extraordinary properties of the original graphene.

Posted: Jul 17th, 2009

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