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Building better bilayers

A strategy for generating stable lipid bilayers could simplify the study of biologically important membrane proteins.

Posted: Dec 4th, 2015

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Nano-thin plates that can be picked up by hand

Despite being thousands of times thinner than a sheet of paper and hundreds of times thinner than household cling wrap or aluminum foil, corrugated plates of aluminum oxide spring back to their original shape after being bent and twisted.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2015

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Measuring nanoscale features with fractions of light

Using a novel microscope that combines standard through-the-lens viewing with a technique called scatterfield imaging, researchers accurately measured patterned features on a silicon wafer that were 30 times smaller than the wavelength of light (450 nanometers) used to examine them.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2015

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Storing electricity in paper

Researchers have developed power paper - a new material with an outstanding ability to store energy. The material consists of nanocellulose and a conductive polymer.

Posted: Dec 3rd, 2015

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A cheap, disposable device for diagnosing disease

The development of a reusable microfluidic device for sorting and manipulating cells and other micro/nano meter scale objects will make biomedical diagnosis of diseases cheaper and more convenient in regions where medical facilities are sparse or cost is prohibitive.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2015

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Viscous nanopores collapse according to universal law

Viscous nanopores, tiny holes punctured in fluid membranes, collapse according to a universal law, a study shows. The finding could improve the design of nanopores for fast, inexpensive DNA analysis and sheds light on the biology of pores in cell membranes.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2015

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A quantum spin on molecular computers

If quantum computers existed, they would revolutionize computing as we know it. Based on fundamental properties of matter, the potential power of these theoretical workhorses would solve problems in a new way, cracking extremely complex spy codes and precisely modeling chemical systems in a snap. Now, researchers have created cleverly designed molecules to get one step closer to this goal.

Posted: Dec 2nd, 2015

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