Advanced Materials

Harnessing randomness to improve lasers

Randomly arranged items usually have poor optical properties. The rough—or random—surface of a frosted-glass window, for example, obscures the view of an object. The optical industry therefore expends considerable effort ...

dateJan 15, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Microprinting leads to low-cost artificial cells

( —Easily manufactured, low-cost artificial cells manufactured using microprinting may one day serve as drug and gene delivery devices and in biomaterials, biotechnology and biosensing applications, according to ...

dateDec 16, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Precise docking sites for cells

The Petri dish is a classical biological laboratory device, but it is no ideal living environment for many types of cells. Studies lose validity, as cell behavior on a flat plastic surface differs from that in branched lung ...

dateDec 11, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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