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Butterfly wings help break the status quo in gas sensing

The unique properties found in the stunning iridescent wings of a tropical blue butterfly could hold the key to developing new highly selective gas detection sensors.

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Did you solve it? Professor Povey's perplexing problem

Did you cross the line to a correct answer? Read the solution to the coin and the chessboard puzzleEarlier today I set you this puzzle:The coin and the chessboard Continue reading...

Mon 31 Aug 15 from

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Femtosecond imaging with near nanometer spatial resolution

Analysis of multiple diffraction images provides high contrast, high quality, full field 3D imaging of surfaces illuminated by extreme ultraviolet photons from a tabletop laser.

20 hours ago from Nanodot

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Ionization Platform for Molecule Detection Based on Silicon Nanopost Arrays and Laser Light Interactions

Based on interactions between silicon nanopost arrays (NAPA) and laser light, an ionization platform was developed for the ultrasensitive detection of molecules. With detection limits down ...

Mon 31 Aug 15 from AZoNano

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Plasmonics chips through better control of the directional excitation of plasmons in a gold grating

By using the tip of a scanning tunneling microscope (STM), A*STAR researchers and their collaborators have generated electromagnetic waves known as surface plasmon polaritons in a gold grating ...

Wed 26 Aug 15 from

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Chocolate physics: How modeling could improve 'mouthfeel'

Lecithin is an ingredient that you've probably never heard of, but one that plays a vital role in the production of chocolate and many other foods. It's never been clear how this ingredient ...

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Motion of supramolecular machines controlled through mechanical manipulation

NIMS MANA researchers found that molecular machines can be easily manipulated using very small mechanical energy, taking advantage of the property that they aggregate on the surface of water. ...

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New Instrument Captures the Secret Lives of Cells

Instrument reveals, in unprecedented detail, what's going on inside cells.

Thu 27 Aug 15 from MIT Technology Review

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Draw out of the predicted interatomic force

Liquid Bi shows a peculiar dispersion of the acoustic mode, which is related to the Peierls distortion in the crystalline state. These results will provide valuable inspiration to researchers ...

Fri 28 Aug 15 from Eurekalert

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ORNL chemical sampling interface features simplicity, speed

In mere seconds, a system developed at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National Laboratory can identify and characterize a solid or liquid sample, providing a valuable tool with applications ...

Wed 26 Aug 15 from

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