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Video of virus-sized particle trying to enter cell

Tiny and swift, viruses are hard to capture on video. Now researchers at Princeton University have achieved an unprecedented look at a virus-like particle as it tries to break into and infect a cell. The technique they developed ...

dateFeb 25, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Power boosting self-cleaning solar panels

High-power, self-cleaning solar panels might be coming soon to a roof near you. There are two obvious problems with photovoltaic cells, solar panels. First, they are very shiny and so a lot of the incident sunlight is simply ...

dateNov 22, 2013 in Energy & Green Tech
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Probing the surface of pyrite

Pyrite—perhaps better known as "fool's gold" for its yellowish metallic appearance—is a common, naturally occurring mineral. It holds promise as a high-tech material, with potential uses in solar cells, ...

dateOct 01, 2013 in Materials Science
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'Cleaning' boosts solar cell efficiency

Energy losses in nanowire solar cell can be significantly reduced by 'cleaning' the surface of the cells with a special etching method. This has been shown by researchers at Eindhoven University of Technology ...

dateSep 13, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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Cells eat themselves into shape

The process cells use to 'swallow' up nutrients, hormones and other signals from their environment – called endocytosis – can play a crucial role in shaping the cells themselves, scientists at the European ...

dateAug 09, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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DNA nanorobots find and tag cellular targets

Researchers at Columbia University Medical Center, working with their collaborators at the Hospital for Special Surgery, have created a fleet of molecular "robots" that can home in on specific human cells ...

dateAug 07, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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