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Nanoscale tweezersvideo

Nanoscale Tweezers Can Perform Single-Molecule ‘Biopsies’ on Individual Cells

We are continuously expanding our knowledge on how cells function, but many unanswered questions remain. This is especially true for individual cells that are...
cancer cells

‘Orphan’ RNAs Make Cancer Deadlier, But Potentially Easier to Diagnose

Scientists have long known that cancer can hijack a cell’s existing regulatory circuitry and transform healthy cells into deadly malignancies. But a new discovery...
computer chips

The Promise of Deep Grooves

The materials synthesis method known as sequential infiltration synthesis, or SIS, has the potential to improve not only chip manufacturing but also things like hard...
Machine learning

Machine Learning Helps Improving Photonic Applications

Nanostructures can increase the sensitivity of optical sensors enormously – provided that the geometry meets certain conditions and matches the wavelength of the incident...
nanoactuator system

A Novel Nanoactuator System Has Been Developed

Over the past decades, nanoactuators for detection or probing of different biomolecules have attracted vast interest for example in the fields of biomedical, food...
Nanomaterials

A New ‘Periodic Table’ for Nanomaterials

The table groups molecules according to the nano-shapes they form The approach was developed by Daniel Packwood of Kyoto University's Institute for Integrated Cell-Material Sciences...
quantum computers

Quantum Computing: Learning to Speak a Whole New Technology

Imagine trying to use a computer that looks and acts like no computer you've ever seen. There is no keyboard. There is no screen....
bacteria

Bacteria ‘Translator’ Allows Bugs to Talk to Each Other for First...

The findings, from scientists at Imperial College London, allow bacteria that don’t usually live together – such as those that normally live on the skin,...
electron camera

SLAC’s Ultra-High-Speed ‘Electron Camera’ Catches Molecules at a Crossroads

An extremely fast “electron camera” at the Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory has produced the most detailed atomic movie of the decisive...
Photoelectric Effect

The Photoelectric Effect in Stereo

When a photon hits a material, it can eject an electron from it provided it has enough energy. Albert Einstein found the theoretical explanation...
Citrus canker

Antarctic Fungi Found to Be Effective Against Citrus Canker

Citrus canker is a disease that affects all citrus species and varieties. It is caused by Xanthomonas citri, a bacterium originally from Asia, where it...
antibiotics

Soil Prospecting Yields Wealth of Potential Antibiotics

Soil, the source of our best antibiotics, can be more thoroughly mined for new drugs and other useful chemicals with the help of metagenomics,...
quantum lego

Quantum LEGO: Building Ultracold Molecules

Physicists dream of having a rich supply of ultracold molecules with specific electronic properties. A dense gas of such particles would have exciting applications...
nanotech sensor

A Nanotech Sensor Turns Molecular Fingerprints into Bar Codes

Infrared spectroscopy is the benchmark method for detecting and analyzing organic compounds. But it requires complicated procedures and large, expensive instruments, making device miniaturization...
garlic

The Complicated Biology of Garlic

Researchers today generally agree that eating garlic, used for thousands of years to treat human disease, can reduce the risk of developing certain kinds...
optical microscopy

Stagediving with Biomolecules Improves Optical Microscopy

The resolution of conventional optical microscopy is limited by the fundamental physical principle of diffraction to about one half of the wavelength of the...
electronic properties

What a Mesh

A team of scientists from across the U.S. has found a new way to create molecular interconnections that can give a certain class of...
Tiny implants

Tiny Implants for Cells Are Functional in Vivo

In the cells of higher organisms, organelles such as the nucleus or mitochondria perform a range of complex functions necessary for life. In the...
quantum dots

Optical Nanoscope Allows Imaging of Quantum Dots

Microscopes allow us to see structures that are otherwise invisible to the human eye. However, conventional optical microscopes cannot be used to image individual...
nanofluids

A Stopwatch for Nanofluids: NIST Files Provisional Patent for Measuring Nanoliter...

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has filed a provisional patent application for a microflow measurement system, about the size of a...