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New way to find DNA damage

Chemists devised a new way to detect chemical damage to DNA that sometimes leads to genetic mutations responsible for many diseases, including various cancers and neurological disorders.

Nov 6th, 2015

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Researchers fabricate a metamaterial using a lotus leaf as a template

Unique surface structures play a vital role in metamaterials, and scientists have begun looking to nature itself for patterned surfaces from which to draw inspiration. Using a lotus leaf as a template, the new substance is capable of almost total absorption of light across the entire visible spectrum.

Nov 5th, 2015

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Trampolining water droplets (w/video)

Researchers have shown that it is, in principle, possible to develop materials that are literally allergic to ice and water. To do so, they first taught tiny water droplets how to trampoline.

Nov 4th, 2015

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Bottle-brush design enhances cellular imaging

With the gadget's unique design as inspiration, researchers now report the development of bottle-brush nanotags that can contain thousands of fluorophores, greatly enhancing the detection and analysis of cells.

Nov 4th, 2015

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