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Dance of the nanovortices

The trajectories of small magnetic entities referred to as skyrmions have been captured and recorded with the help of X-ray holography. Researchers gained new insight from the analysis of this motion: these nanoscale vortices possess mass.

Posted: Feb 2nd, 2015

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Generating Moebius strips of light

Researchers have experimentally produced Möbius strips from the polarization of light, confirming a theoretical prediction that it is possible for light's electromagnetic field to assume this peculiar shape.

Posted: Jan 30th, 2015

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DIADEMS - finding the sensor behind the sparkle

By modifying the structure of a diamond crystal, the DIADEMS project creates a new material that could be used in applications, from the creation of smart medicines to the next generation computers.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2015

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Paper-based nanoparticle test kit detects dengue antibodies from saliva

Finding out whether you have been infected with dengue may soon be as easy as spitting into a rapid test kit. The paper-based disposable device will allow dengue-specific antibodies to be detected easily from saliva within 20 minutes. This device is currently undergoing further development for commercialization.

Posted: Jan 29th, 2015

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Demystifying nanocrystal solar cells

Researchers have developed a comprehensive model to explain how electrons flow inside new types of solar cells made of tiny crystals. The model allows for a better understanding of such cells and may help to increase their efficiency.

Posted: Jan 28th, 2015

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