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A new read on DNA sequencing

A new technique for reading the DNA code relies on a fundamental property of matter known as quantum tunneling, which operates at the subatomic scale. The current paper shows that single bases inside a DNA ...

Nov 14, 2010
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Germanium made compatible for lasers

(Phys.org) —Good news for the computer industry: a team of researchers has managed to make germanium suitable for lasers. This could enable microprocessor components to communicate using light in future, ...

Apr 22, 2013
4.4 / 5 (11) 1 | with audio podcast

'Sticky tape' for water droplets mimics rose petal

(Phys.org) —A new nanostructured material with applications that could include reducing condensation in airplane cabins and enabling certain medical tests without the need for high tech laboratories has been developed by ...

Sep 17, 2013
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Nano nod for lab-on-a-chip

You wouldn't know it from appearances, but a metal cube the size of a toaster, created at the University of Alberta, is capable of performing the same genetic tests as most fully equipped modern laboratories—and ...

Apr 25, 2012
4.9 / 5 (9) 1 | with audio podcast