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Teaching an old dye new tricks

Fluorescent compounds used for biologically safe imaging and labeling can be modified on-demand with a special molecular scaffold.

Posted: Jul 12th, 2017

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Breakthrough tool predicts properties of theoretical materials

Scientists have created the first general-purpose method for using machine learning to predict the properties of new metals, ceramics and other crystalline materials and to find new uses for existing materials, a discovery that could save countless hours wasted in the trial-and-error process of creating new and better materials.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2017

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Even droplets sometimes take the stairs

Sometimes, liquid drops don't drop. Instead, they climb. Using computer simulations, researchers have now shown how to induce droplets to climb stairs all by themselves.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2017

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Simulating splash at the microscopic level

Researchers use computer simulations to discover distinct physics of atomized droplet impact on dry surfaces at the microscopic level, improving understanding needed for spray cooling, inkjet printing and coating.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2017

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Selectively killing bacteria with magnetic nanoparticles

A novel nanoparticle system can specifically interact with adhesin molecules of a specific E. coli strain and cause agglutination through nanoparticle-bacteria complex. Applying treatment with an alternating magnetic field to such complex caused significant reduction in viability of the targeted bacteria.

Posted: Jul 11th, 2017

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