Molecular beacons shine light on how cells 'crawl'

Adherent cells, the kind that form the architecture of all multi-cellular organisms, are mechanically engineered with precise forces that allow them to move around and stick to things. Proteins ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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New microscope makes movies of tiny live specimens

Optical-lattice technique has a lighter touch with living samples

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Physics World

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Liquid helium offers a fascinating new way to make charged molecules

A collaboration between researchers at the Universities of Leicester and Innsbruck has developed a completely new way of forming charged molecules which offers tremendous potential for new areas ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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When parallel worlds collide, quantum mechanics is born

Parallel universes – worlds where the dinosaur-killing asteroid never hit, or where Australia was colonised by the Portuguese – are a staple of science fiction. But are they real?

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Three-dimensional metamaterials with a natural bent

Metamaterials, a hot area of research today, are artificial materials engineered with resonant elements to display properties that are not found in natural materials. By organizing materials ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Biological litmus paper detects Ebola strains

Litmus paper embedded with DNA from jellyfish and other organisms has the potential to identify any biological molecule – changing how infections are diagnosed

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Newscientist

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Amino acids key to new gold leaching process

Curtin University scientists have developed a gold and copper extraction process using an amino acid–hydrogen peroxide system, which could provide an environmentally friendly and cheaper alternative ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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CERN needs your help identifying mysterious photos

CERN is currently digitizing over 50 years worth of its old black and white photographs to make them searchable via the Cern Document Server. However, the subject of many of the photos has been ...

Fri 24 Oct 14 from Gizmag

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Researchers break nano barrier to engineer the first protein microfiber

Researchers at the New York University Polytechnic School of Engineering have broken new ground in the development of proteins that form specialized fibers used in medicine and nanotechnology. ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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Team reveals molecular structure of water at gold electrodes

When a solid material is immersed in a liquid, the liquid immediately next to its surface differs from that of the bulk liquid at the molecular level. This interfacial layer is critical to our ...

Thu 23 Oct 14 from Phys.org

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