Archive: 15/12/2011

Physicists 'turn signals' for neuron growth

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new paper scheduled for publication in the January issue of Nature Photonics describes the use of spinning microparticles to direct the growth of nerve fiber, a discovery that could allow for directed growth ...

dateDec 15, 2011 in Optics & Photonics
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Playback: 130-year-old sounds revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the early 1880s, three inventors—Alexander Graham Bell, Chichester Bell and Charles Sumner Tainter, collectively making up the Volta Laboratory Associates—brought together their creativity and ...

dateDec 15, 2011 in Other
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A galaxy blooming with new stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- The VLT Survey Telescope (VST) has captured the beauty of the nearby spiral galaxy NGC 253. The new portrait is probably the most detailed wide-field view of this object and its surroundings ever taken. It ...

dateDec 15, 2011 in Astronomy
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