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The perfect Christmas gift? A nanoscale snowman

Would a jewel-encrusted snowman make the perfect Christmas present? At only 5 nanometres in size, the price might be lower than you think. And it's functional too, catalysing the splitting of water to make green hydrogen ...

dateDec 22, 2015 in Nanophysics
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A multitool for cells

Cells have an infallible sense of smell that tells them which direction to grow in to move closer to the source of a scent. ETH researchers have now learned how this sense of smell works.

dateDec 21, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Turning point of a lifetime

For the first time, scientists can observe the first two to three days of a mouse embryo's life, as it develops from a fertilised egg up to the stage when it would implant in its mother's uterus, thanks to a new light sheet ...

dateDec 15, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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