News tagged with artificial cells

Helping horses come to term

It is not only humans that sometimes experience difficulty having children. Horses too have a low birth rate, with many pregnancies failing within the first few weeks after conception. The reason is currently ...

dateAug 02, 2013 in Plants & Animals
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Cells move as concentration shifts

What do wound healing, cancer metastasis, and bacteria colonies have in common? They all involve the collective displacement of biological cells. New research sheds some new light on the physical mechanisms provoking the ...

dateJul 29, 2013 in General Physics
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Testing artificial photosynthesis

(Phys.org) —With the daily mean concentrations of atmospheric carbon dioxide having reached 400 parts-per-million for the first time in human history, the need for carbon-neutral alternatives to fossil ...

dateJun 10, 2013 in Materials Science
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Electrical signals dictate optical properties

Researchers at the University of Southampton's Optoelectronics Research Centre (ORC) have created an artificial material, a metamaterial, with optical properties that can be controlled by electric signals.

dateMar 19, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Catalysts that produce 'green' fuel

At the International School for Advanced Studies of Trieste, researchers are studying a way to economically produce a molecule that imitates (and improves) the photosynthesis of plants. It will be used to create solar cells ...

dateMar 12, 2013 in Materials Science
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