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Nanoparticles get a magnetic handle

A long-sought goal of creating particles that can emit a colorful fluorescent glow in a biological environment, and that could be precisely manipulated into position within living cells, has been achieved ...

Oct 09, 2014
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Study sheds new light on why batteries go bad

A comprehensive look at how tiny particles in a lithium ion battery electrode behave shows that rapid-charging the battery and using it to do high-power, rapidly draining work may not be as damaging as researchers ...

Sep 14, 2014
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Weighing nanoparticles at the attogram scale

MIT engineers have devised a way to measure the mass of particles with a resolution better than an attogram—one millionth of a trillionth of a gram. Weighing these tiny particles, including both synthetic ...

Jan 13, 2014
4.7 / 5 (14) 1 | with audio podcast

Self-steering particles go with the flow

MIT chemical engineers have designed tiny particles that can "steer" themselves along preprogrammed trajectories and align themselves to flow through the center of a microchannel, making it possible to control ...

Nov 11, 2013
4.3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast