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Breakthrough for lab-on-a-chip material

Researchers have developed a new polymer suited for photostructuring - a technique for creating micro-scale shapes. The discovery opens new possibilities for medical diagnostics, biophotonics and 3D printing.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2016

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Counting molecules with an ordinary cell phone

To address the need for a robust readout system for quantitative diagnostics, researchers have invented a new visual readout method that uses analytical chemistries and image processing to provide unambiguous quantification of single nucleic-acid molecules that can be performed by any cell-phone camera.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2016

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New research introduces 'pause button' for boiling

Using a focused laser beam to essentially hit the pause button on boiling, scientists have created a single vapor bubble in a pool of liquid that can remain stable on a heated surface for hours, instead of milliseconds. This method gives researchers time to study vapor bubbles and determine ways to optimize the boiling process.

Posted: Feb 24th, 2016

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The inner light: Nanotechnology reveals density of tumors

Tumor permeability can be a critical factor in how well a cancer therapy works. MSK researchers developed a method to measure this by creating living tumor spheroids and infiltrating them with carbon nanotubes that give off infrared light.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2016

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Controlling ultrafast electrons in motion

This experiment opens the way to the study of more complex processes which occur in nature on the scale of attoseconds (billionths of a billionth of a second), such as photosynthesis, combustion, catalysis and atmospheric chemistry.

Posted: Feb 23rd, 2016

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Researcher's chiral graphene stacks break new ground

Until very recently, 'handedness' in large area films with atomic scale precision hadn't been investigated. A research team now has broken new ground in this area, developing a chiral atomically thin film only 2-atoms-thick, through circular stacking of graphene.

Posted: Feb 22nd, 2016

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