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Pocket test measures 50 things in a drop of blood

A new device about the size of a business card could allow health care providers to test for insulin and other blood proteins, cholesterol, and even signs of viral or bacterial infection all at the same time - with one drop of blood.

Dec 19th, 2012

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Metamaterials experts show a way to reduce electrons' effective mass to nearly zero

The field of metamaterials involves augmenting materials with specially designed patterns, enabling those materials to manipulate electromagnetic waves and fields in previously impossible ways. Now, researchers from the University of Pennsylvania have come up with a theory for moving this phenomenon onto the quantum scale, laying out blueprints for materials where electrons have nearly zero effective mass.

Dec 18th, 2012

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Highly efficient nanoparticle electrocatalyst inspired by breakwater

Researchers have introduced a novel material for electrodes based on affordable melamine foam and carbon black. The high porosity significantly facilitates fast mass transport and a high number of catalytically active centers drastically increase the oxygen-reducing activity of cathodes for fuel cells and metal-air batteries.

Dec 18th, 2012

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Researchers use quantum physics to observe delicate systems

Researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) have shown that groups of photons organized in certain quantum states can gently explore the properties of objects in a non-invasive way. The results overcome for the first time a limit imposed by quantum mechanics, and may permit the observation of unknown properties of ultra-sensitive objects such as individual atoms or living cells.

Dec 18th, 2012

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Sandwich chips combining the best of two technologies

Two Leibniz institutes broke new technological ground and successfully combined their - up to now separate - technology worlds. Due to their high performance the novel chips developed within the HiTeK project shall open up new applications.

Dec 18th, 2012

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