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Making 'bucky-balls' in spin-out's sights

(Phys.org) —A new Oxford spin-out firm is targeting the difficult challenge of manufacturing fullerenes, known as 'bucky-balls' because of their spherical shape, a type of carbon nanomaterial which, like ...

dateApr 16, 2014 in Nanomaterials
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Memory closes in on single photons

(Phys.org) —In a world-first, an optical memory – a key component for quantum computers – has been created within a hollow-core optical fibre and shown to operate at the level of a single particle of ...

dateMar 18, 2014 in Optics & Photonics
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Seizures show scale of pangolin peril

(Phys.org) —Pangolins, insect-eating mammals that live in tropical parts of Africa and Asia, are under threat from a growing inter-continental illegal trade in the animals and their scales, according to ...

dateMar 14, 2014 in Ecology
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Homing in on the mosquito

(Phys.org) —In the battle against the mosquitoes that carry deadly human diseases scientists are recruiting a new ally: a genetic enemy within the mosquito's DNA.

dateFeb 14, 2014 in Biotechnology
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