See also stories tagged with Microfluidics

Search results for microfluidic

Nanomaterials Oct 18, 2019

Flexible, wearable supercapacitors based on porous nanocarbon nanocomposites

Evening gowns with interwoven LEDs may look extravagant, but the light sources need a constant power supply from devices that are as well wearable, durable, and lightweight. Chinese scientists have manufactured fibrous electrodes ...

Biochemistry Oct 18, 2019

Energy flow in the nano range

Plants and bacteria can capture the energy of sunlight with light-harvesting antennas and transfer it to a reaction center. Transporting energy efficiently and in a targeted fashion in a minimum of space is also of interest ...

Cell & Microbiology Oct 15, 2019

Synthetic cells make long-distance calls

The search for effective biological tools is a marathon, not a sprint, even when the distances are on the microscale. A discovery at Rice University on how engineered communities of cells communicate is a long step in the ...

Materials Science Oct 09, 2019

Brain tissue kept alive for weeks on an artificial membrane

Researchers at the RIKEN Center for Biosystems Dynamics Research in Japan have developed a new system for keeping tissue viable for long-term study once transferred from an animal to a culture medium. The new system uses ...

Soft Matter Oct 09, 2019

Folding a drop of water solves a longstanding challenge in portable diagnostic devices

If you've ever stopped to watch rain falling on a windowpane, you've seen what happens when two drops of water touch and merge into one. The physics at work in this phenomenon could provide unlock a solution for the development ...

Nanomaterials Oct 10, 2019

Watching energy transport through biomimetic nanotubes

Scientists from the University of Groningen (the Netherlands) and the University of Würzburg (Germany) have investigated a simple biomimetic light-harvesting system using advanced spectroscopy combined with a microfluidic ...

Analytical Chemistry Sep 26, 2019

NIST goes with the (slow) flow: New technique could improve biotech, precision medicine

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) have developed an optical system that accurately measures the flow of extraordinarily tiny amounts of liquids—as small as 10 billionths of a liter ...

Materials Science Oct 10, 2019

Sustainability and efficiency: the new trends driving the plastics industry

With a combined workforce of almost 300,000 employees, plastics is one of Germany's major industrial sectors. The industry also enjoys a strong position on the international stage, due in no small part to its productive research ...

Biotechnology Oct 01, 2019

High-resolution RNA-sequencing enables detection of disease at its earliest stages

Researchers in Sweden and the U.S. have devised a new method for studying individual cells in human tissue, which could lead to even earlier detection of diseases such as cancer and ALS. The method offers a 1,400-fold increase ...

Optics & Photonics Sep 25, 2019

Mosquito eye inspires artificial compound lens

Anyone who's tried to swat a pesky mosquito knows how quickly the insects can evade a hand or fly swatter. The pests' compound eyes, which provide a wide field of view, are largely responsible for these lightning-fast actions. ...

page 1 from 23