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New method for selectively controlling the motion of multiple sized microspheres suspended in water

As our technology downsizes, scientists often operate in microscopic-scale jungles, where modern-day explorers develop new methods for transporting microscopic objects of different sizes across ...

Fri 20 May 16 from

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Reversible adhesive can be turned on and off as required

Reversible, temporary adhesives may not sound all that exciting to some, but to a manufacturer that needs to rapidly move small, difficult-to-handle components or a robot-builder creating ...

Sun 22 May 16 from Gizmag

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Researchers demonstrate size quantization of Dirac fermions in graphene

Quantum mechanics is the field of physics governing the behavior of things on atomic scales, where things work very differently from our everyday world.

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New type of Andreev process predicted whereby electron and hole states on opposite sample edges carry supercurrent

(—A team of researchers affiliated with several institutions in the U.S. and Japan has predicted a new type of process whereby electron and hole states on opposite sample edges can ...

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Harvard tech allows for mid-air 3D printing of metal structures

Suppose that you had to build a tiny spring, antenna or other structure for use in a microelectronic device such as a biomedical implant… how might you go about doing it? Well, a new ...

Tue 17 May 16 from Gizmag

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Confirming the link between disorder and metastability in granular physics

There is an important difference between knowing something and being able to prove something. Even in science, there are ideas that everyone shares, but which no one can prove. The link between ...

Thu 19 May 16 from

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Researchers Create Working "Sonic Screwdriver"

It may not be even remotely close to what The Doctor uses on Doctor Who, but a team at the University of Bristol in England has created a sonic screwdriver that utilizes the powers of acoustic ...

Sat 21 May 16 from Gizmodo

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Tampering the current in a petri dish

Electricity plays a key role in cell studies, but practical issues linked with the shape of the laboratory cultureware have troubled this research. Laboratory cultureware are the plastic containers ...

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New model for controlling hot molecule reactions

Hot molecules, which are found in extreme environments such as the edges of fusion reactors, are much more reactive than those used to understand reaction studies at ambient temperature. Detailed ...

Wed 18 May 16 from

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