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Researchers aim nanotechnology at micrometastases

Researchers at Case Western Reserve University have received two grants totaling nearly $1.7 million to build nanoparticles that seek and destroy metastases too small to be detected with current technologies.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2013

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Micromotors mix for more effective oxidative degradation of chemical weapons

Rapidly and efficiently converting chemical weapons into nontoxic products in remote areas is one of the most difficult tasks in the disposal of weapons of mass destruction. A team from the University of California, San Diego has now described how self-propelled micromotors can accelerate the oxidative neutralization of nerve agents by intensively mixing the remediation solution.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2013

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Plasma and nanotechnology applications through maths

Scientists are keen to shed light on the motion of particles in plasma physics, as well as the dynamics of rarefied gas - a gas whose pressure is much lower than atmospheric pressure. How can this be done? An EU-funded team of researchers has come up with a solution.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2013

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Giant atom eats quantum gas

A team of experimental and theoretical physicists studied a single micrometer sized atom. This atom contains tens of thousands of normal atoms in its electron orbital.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2013

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New mod in Minecraft introduces gaming kids to quantum principles (w/video)

Finding common ground between schoolchildren and quantum mechanics researchers is no easy task. After all, understanding quantum mechanics - the physics that governs the behavior of matter and light at the atomic (and subatomic) scale - can be daunting even for some physicists. However, through a recent collaboration with Google, researchers at Caltech have created a new space for this unlikely interaction - in the world of Minecraft, a popular video game.

Posted: Oct 31st, 2013

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Scaling up breakthrough optical fibre micro sensors for market

Scientist Davide Iannuzzi and his team have developed a method to place novel miniaturised mechanical devices on the tips of optical fibres. The technology has many applications, such as providing a new generation of small, super sensitive sensors for research, medical, and industrial applications.

Posted: Oct 30th, 2013

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