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Scientists take a major leap toward a 'perfect' quantum metamaterial

Scientists have devised a way to build a quantum metamaterial using ultracold atoms trapped in an artificial crystal composed of light. The theoretical work represents a step toward manipulating atoms to transmit information, perform complex simulations or function as powerful sensors.

Posted: May 11th, 2016

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Performing cellular surgery with a laser-powered nanoblade

To study certain aspects of cells, researchers need the ability to take the innards out, manipulate them, and put them back. Options for this kind of work are limited, but in a new study researchers describe a 'nanoblade' that can slice through a cell's membrane to insert mitochondria.

Posted: May 10th, 2016

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Graphene flakes to calm synapses

A new study showed how effective graphene oxide flakes are at interfering with excitatory synapses, an effect that could prove useful in new treatments for diseases like epilepsy.

Posted: May 10th, 2016

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