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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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Nanoscientists build antenna for light

University of Toronto researchers have derived inspiration from the photosynthetic apparatus in plants to engineer a new generation of nanomaterials that control and direct the energy absorbed from light.

Jul 10, 2011
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Graphene can be strengthened by folding

(PhysOrg.com) -- With a strength 200 times greater than that of steel, graphene is the strongest known material to exist. But now scientists have found that folding graphene nanoribbons into structures they ...

Sep 20, 2011 feature
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Attack Ebola on a nanoscale

(Phys.org) —The Ebola virus outbreak in West Africa has claimed more than 900 lives since February and has infected thousands more. Countries such as Nigeria and Liberia have declared health emergencies, ...

Aug 15, 2014
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