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Rubber blanket at an atomic level

Scientists have successfully measured the distortions in 2D materials at microscopic level, which means it is now possible to observe precisely (point for point) how the properties of a material may be altered as a result of a simple distortion.

Posted: Feb 12th, 2018

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Metasurfaces enable improved optical lens performance

Producing the perfect color images we need and love often requires multiple, heavy lenses so that each color focuses in exactly the same plane. Now engineers have developed a new theory that solves the problem using a single thin lens comprised of gradient index materials and metasurface layers to properly direct the light.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2018

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A super resolution view of chemical reactions

Researchers have demonstrated, using a super resolution microscopic technique, how to follow chemical reactions taking place in very small volumes. The method of analysis is the first to make it potentially possible to observe reactions not only inside living cells, but even within individual organelles, such as cell nuclei.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2018

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Acoustic nanomotors

Active delivery of Cas9-sgRNA complex in the cell by using ultrasound-propelled nanomotors.

Posted: Feb 9th, 2018

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