News tagged with microscale

Microfluidic breakthrough in biotechnology

Chemical flasks and inconvenient chemostats for cultivation of bacteria are likely soon to be discarded. Researchers from the Institute of Physical Chemistry of the Polish Academy of Sciences in Warsaw were ...

Jul 31, 2013
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The smallest puzzle in the world

Three pieces of less than 1 mm in size each may be put together to the probably smallest puzzle in the world. For production, researchers used LIGA2.X, a new process to manufacture microstructured casting ...

Jul 15, 2013
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Bright future beckons for metrology researcher

A BRIGHT future beckons for a University of Huddersfield metrology instrumentation designer who has recently completed his doctorate, won a national award and will now embark on a project to bring a patented ...

Jul 10, 2013
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That's the way the droplets adhere

Understanding exactly how droplets and bubbles stick to surfaces—everything from dew on blades of grass to the water droplets that form on condensing coils after steam drives a turbine in a power plant—is ...

Feb 19, 2013
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Nanotubes key to microscopic mechanics

In the latest issue of Elsevier's Materials Today, researchers from Spain and Belgium reported on the innovative use of carbon nanotubes to create mechanical components for use in a new generation of micro-machines. While ...

Oct 25, 2011
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