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Bending the light with a tiny chip

(Phys.org) —Imagine that you are in a meeting with coworkers or at a gathering of friends. You pull out your cell phone to show a presentation or a video on YouTube. But you don't use the tiny screen; your ...

Mar 10, 2014 4.9 / 5 (18) 3

Growing cells with 3D microgels

Stars, diamonds, circles: Rather than your average bowl of Lucky Charms, these are three-dimensional cell cultures generated by an exciting new digital microfluidics platform, the results of which have been published in Nature Co ...

Feb 26, 2014 5 / 5 (3) 0

Garlic counteracts virulent bacteria

Garlic contains a substance that is particularly effective in encounters with even the hardiest bacterial strains. A young researcher at the University of Copenhagen will soon be defending his Ph.D. thesis on the positive ...

Feb 18, 2014 4.6 / 5 (23) 5

Hey, bacteria are individuals too

Each person carries 10 times as many bacterial cells as human cells, the former of which have continued to evolve in response to medicine's most potent antibiotics. But microscopic bugs don't just dictate human health—they're ...

Nov 07, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Squeezing in the micro-domain

While the air pressure in a wheel and the blood pressure inside a human body can precisely be measured, it is still a challenge to measure the pressure inside microscopic objects such as cells in our bodies.

Oct 10, 2013 5 / 5 (2) 0