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Ahead of the 'curve' in magnetic study

When a baseball pitcher uncorks a nasty curveball, the spinning motion of the ball forces air to flow around it at different speeds, causing the ball to 'break' in one direction. The physics behind this kind of deflection also work at smaller scales.

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2016

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The microdoctors in our bodies

Researchers are developing tiny, sophisticated technological and biological machines enabling non-invasive, selective therapies. Their creations include genetically modified cells that can be activated via brain waves, and swarms of microrobots that facilitate highly precise application of drugs.

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2016

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Reshaping the virus

Scientists have created a new method to help researchers discover how much the virus's size matters. By mutating a single amino acid in a bacterial virus, the team drastically changed the size of its protein coating, or capsid.

Posted: Sep 22nd, 2016

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Making catalysts smarter

Scientists demonstrate optimization and visualization of a catalyst used to convert carbon dioxide waste to methane gas and chemical intermediates.

Posted: Sep 21st, 2016

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