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Physicists promise a copper revolution in nanophotonics

Researchers have proved that copper nanophotonic components can operate successfully in photonic devices - it was previously believed that only gold and silver components have the required properties for this. It means that light-based computers are closer to reality than ever before - copper is cheaper than gold or silver.

Feb 24th, 2016

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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.

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.

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.

Feb 24th, 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.

Feb 23rd, 2016

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