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Soap bubbles for treating stenosed blood vessels

Liposomes are currently used as drug delivery vehicles but recognized by the immune system. Scientists have now shown that special artificial liposomes do not elicit any reaction in human and porcine sera as well as pigs.

Posted: Mar 11th, 2016

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A foldable material that can change size, volume and shape

Researchers have designed a new type of foldable material that is versatile, tunable and self actuated. It can change size, volume and shape; it can fold flat to withstand the weight of an elephant without breaking, and pop right back up to prepare for the next task.

Posted: Mar 11th, 2016

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Tuning in to soft vibrations

Details about the structure and properties of metal cluster complexes have been revealed thanks to a new spectroscopy method.

Posted: Mar 11th, 2016

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Down the rabbit hole: How electrons travel through exotic new material

Researchers have observed a bizarre behavior in a strange new crystal that could hold the key for future electronic technologies. Unlike most materials in which electrons travel on the surface, in these new materials the electrons sink into the depths of the crystal through special conductive channels.

Posted: Mar 10th, 2016

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Light helps the transistor laser switch faster

Light and electrons interact in a complex dance within fiber optic devices. A new study found that in the transistor laser, a device for next-generation high-speed computing, the light and electrons spur one another on to faster switching speeds than any devices available.

Posted: Mar 9th, 2016

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