Institute of Physics

Physicists use graphene to decode DNA

Genome sequencing will have a profound effect on our understanding of genetic biology and could usher in a day when doctor and patient are able to review individual genome sequences to fully personalise medical ...

dateDec 01, 2010 in Nanophysics
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When Belgium sneezes, the world catches a cold

As the eurozone continues to wobble, new analysis of countries' economic interconnectedness finds that some of the countries with the greatest potential to cause a global crash have surprisingly small gross domestic production.

dateNov 25, 2010 in General Physics
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When bird meets machine, bioinspired flight

Working at a crossroad between biology and engineering, scientists have modeled and are now mimicking the ingenious natural design of falling geckoes, gliding snakes, cruising seagulls, flapping insects and ...

dateNov 24, 2010 in General Physics
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More light for a better quality of life

The importance of artificial light to society has long been recognized with the utilization of fire thought of as the quintessential human invention. Now scientists have found that emerging, more energy efficient lighting ...

dateAug 19, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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