News tagged with fluids

Trapping the light fantastic

( —The development of a 'nanobarrel' that traps and concentrates light onto single molecules could be used as a low-cost and reliable diagnostic test.

dateJun 16, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Microscopic rowing—without a cox

Many different types of cell, including sperm, bacteria and algae, propel themselves using whip-like appendages known as flagella. These protrusions, about one-hundredth of a millimetre long, function like tiny oars, helping ...

dateJul 29, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Chasing the black holes of the ocean

According to researchers from ETH Zurich and the University of Miami, some of the largest ocean eddies on Earth are mathematically equivalent to the mysterious black holes of space. These eddies are so tightly shielded by ...

dateSep 23, 2013 in Soft Matter
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