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AFM studies reveal path to protein crystallization in cell-like environments

Scientists at the Molecular Foundry, a nanoscience user facility at Berkeley Lab, have used atomic force microscopy to image in real time how S-layer proteins form crystals in a cell-like environment. This direct observation of protein assembly could provide researchers with insight into how microorganisms stave off antibiotics or lock carbon dioxide into minerals.

Sep 22nd, 2010

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Research gives insight into using graphene in electronics

New findings from the laboratory of University of Illinois researcher Joe Lyding are providing valuable insight into graphene, a single two-dimensional layer of graphite with numerous electronic and mechanical properties that make it attractive for use in electronics.

Sep 22nd, 2010

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Fiber optic interface to link robotic limbs, human brain

Lightning-fast connections between robotic limbs and the human brain may be within reach for injured soldiers and other amputees with the establishment of a multimillion-dollar research center led by Southern Methodist University (SMU) engineers.

Sep 21st, 2010

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Research project launched on the digital printing of single biological cells

The central theme of the project is the printing of such cells confined in micro-droplets of only one tenth of a millimetre in diameter. The mid-term objective of the seven research institutions and companies working together is to establish a platform for the manipulation, culture, and analysis of individual living biological cells without loss of viability.

Sep 21st, 2010

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EU-Forschungsprojekt zum digitalen Drucken einzelner biologischer Zellen gestartet

Das Institut fuer Mikrosystemtechnik (IMTEK) der Uni Freiburg ist Technologiepartner und Projektkoordinator des am 1. September 2010 gestarteten EU-Forschungsprojektes PASCA. Hinter der Abkuerzung verbirgt sich die Entwicklung einer innovativen Plattform fuer die Manipulation und Analyse einzelner lebender Zellen (Platform for Advanced Single Cell-Manipulation and Analysis).

Sep 21st, 2010

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Scientists using lasers to cool and control molecules

A team of Yale physicists has used lasers to cool molecules down to temperatures near what's known as absolute zero, about -460 degrees Fahrenheit. Their new method for laser cooling is a significant step toward the ultimate goal of using individual molecules as information bits in quantum computing.

Sep 21st, 2010

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Certain doped-oxide ceramics resist Ohm's Law

For months, Anthony West could hardly believe what he and his colleagues were seeing in the lab -- or the only explanation for the unexpected phenomena that seemed to make sense. Several of the slightly doped high-purity barium titanate (BT) ceramics his research group was investigating were not following the venerable Ohm's Law, which relates electrical voltage to current and resistance.

Sep 21st, 2010

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