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Quantum physics inside a drop of paint

Inside a drop of paint, light is scattered so often that it seems impossible to demonstrate quantum effects. But despite the thousands of possible paths the light can take, like a drunk person inside a labyrinth, researchers now show that there are just two exits.

May 12th, 2016

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Making organs transparent to improve nanomedicine (w/video)

One of the obstacles to nanomedicine is that researchers have a hard time seeing where nanoparticles go once they're inside various parts of the body. But now one team has developed a way to help overcome this problem - by making tissues and organs clearer in the lab.

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.

May 10th, 2016

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