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Autonomous robot detects shrapnel

Bioengineers at Duke University have developed a laboratory robot that can successfully locate tiny pieces of metal within flesh and guide a needle to its exact location -- all without the need for human assistance.

dateJun 18, 2009 in Robotics
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DNA mutations get harder to hide

Rice University researchers have developed a method to detect rare DNA mutations with an approach hundreds of times more powerful than current methods.

dateMay 26, 2015 in Biochemistry
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Electrons corralled using new quantum tool

Researchers have succeeded in creating a new "whispering gallery" effect for electrons in a sheet of graphene—making it possible to precisely control a region that reflects electrons within the material. ...

dateMay 07, 2015 in Nanophysics
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Putting a new spin on computing memory

Ever since computers have been small enough to be fixtures on desks and laps, their central processing has functioned something like an atomic Etch A Sketch, with electromagnetic fields pushing data bits ...

dateApr 22, 2015 in General Physics
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