News tagged with tweezers

The electric slide dance of DNA knots

DNA has the nasty habit of getting tangled and forming knots. Scientists study these knots to understand their function and learn how to disentangle them (e.g. useful for gene sequencing techniques). Cristian ...

Jul 23, 2014
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Researchers build acoustic tractor beam

(Phys.org) —A team of researchers with members from the U.K., Scotland and the U.S. has built a functioning acoustic tractor beam in a lab—one that is able to pull objects of centimeter size. In their ...

May 08, 2014 report
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Robotics goes micro-scale

(Phys.org) —The development of light-driven 'micro-robots' that can autonomously investigate and manipulate the nano-scale environment in a microscope comes a step closer, thanks to new research from the ...

Apr 17, 2014
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Faster testing of new pharmaceuticals

To improve medical treatment, researchers test new drug ingredients on biological cells. By combining two microscopy techniques, the time required for testing can be reduced by 50 to 80 percent. And far fewer ...

Jan 02, 2014
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Squeezing in the micro-domain

While the air pressure in a wheel and the blood pressure inside a human body can precisely be measured, it is still a challenge to measure the pressure inside microscopic objects such as cells in our bodies.

Oct 10, 2013
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