New lab-on-a-chip measures mechanics of bacteria colonies

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Michigan have devised a microscale tool to help them understand the mechanical behavior of biofilms, slimy colonies of bacteria involved in most human infectious diseases.

Integrated optical trap holds particles for on-chip analysis

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new type of optical particle trap can be used to manipulate bacteria, viruses and other particles on a chip as part of an integrated optofluidic platform. The optical trap is the latest innovation from ...

Texas Tech Librarian 'Proves' Existence of Spider-Man

Yes, Mary Jane, there is a Spider-Man. At least, that’s what pop-culture guru and associate humanities librarian for Texas Tech University Libraries Rob Weiner set out to prove in an article published in the International ...

Online video site Joost restructures, changes CEO

Joost, an online video portal which has failed to live up to the buzz surrounding its launch, announced a management shakeup and layoffs Tuesday and plans to reinvent itself as a technology provider.

NASA, Japan Release Most Complete Topographic Map of Earth

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA and Japan released a new digital topographic map of Earth Monday that covers more of our planet than ever before. The map was produced with detailed measurements from NASA's Terra spacecraft.

Intelligent shoe performs pressure imaging

(PhysOrg.com) -- Martin Schepers of the University of Twente, The Netherlands, has developed a new intelligent shoe. It has four sensors that measure pressure and movement during walking, giving doctors a fast and accurate ...

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