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Measuring the quantum state of a semiconductor artificial molecule

Under a targeted basic research program of the Japan Science and Technology Agency, scientists have developed a new method for electrically measuring a quantum superposition spin state of two electrons captured in a gallium arsenide based semiconductor artificial molecule (double quantum dots).

Posted: Aug 11th, 2009

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Nanocapsules with bee venom destroy tumor cells

When bees sting, they pump poison into their victims. Now the toxin in bee venom has been harnessed to kill tumor cells by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. The researchers attached the major component of bee venom to nano-sized spheres that they call nanobees.

Posted: Aug 11th, 2009

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