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Listening to cells: Scientists probe human cells with high-frequency sound

Researchers from the University of Bordeaux in France deployed high-frequency sound waves to test the stiffness and viscosity of the nuclei of individual human cells. The scientists predict that the probe could eventually help answer questions such as how cells adhere to medical implants and why healthy cells turn cancerous.

Feb 2nd, 2013

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Routes towards defect-free graphene

A new way of growing graphene without the defects that weaken it and prevent electrons from flowing freely within it could open the way to large-scale manufacturing of graphene-based devices with applications in fields such as electronics, energy, and healthcare.

Feb 1st, 2013

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A breakthrough in organic spin electronics

An international team of researchers has found a way to store vast amounts of data - up to one petabyte - per square inch. Using information stored in the spin of an electron, the scientists succeeded in storing the information in an organic molecule and reading it at a temperature close to room temperature.

Feb 1st, 2013

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Physicists shine a light on particle assembly

New York University physicists have developed a method for moving microscopic particles with the flick of a light switch. Their work relies on a blue light to prompt colloids to move and then assemble - much like birds flock and move together in flight.

Jan 31st, 2013

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Cloaked nanoparticles that look and act like cells

By cloaking nanoparticles in the membranes of white blood cells, scientists at The Methodist Hospital Research Institute may have found a way to prevent the body from recognizing and destroying them before they deliver their drug payloads.

Jan 31st, 2013

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The fastest clock rate in the universe

Researchers ave managed to repeatedly and reproducibly switch-on and switch-off an optical cavity at a world-record clock rate of 1.4 THz, or 350 times faster than an electronic switch operates at 4 GHz.

Jan 31st, 2013

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