News tagged with chain

Light-controlled gearbox for nanomachines

Rewarded with a Nobel Prize in Chemistry in 2016, nanomachines provide mechanical work on the smallest of scales. Yet at such small dimensions, molecular motors can complete this work in only one direction. Researchers from ...

dateMar 21, 2017 in Nanomaterials
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A new toolkit for rapid bacterial detection

Finding the right treatment plan for patients who have antibiotic-resistant infections is a costly and time-consuming effort. For doctors in rural areas or developing countries, there often is no source of electricity nearby ...

dateMar 17, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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To buckle or not to buckle

Magnetic balls provide exciting avenues for exploring many fundamental phenomena in physics. They can be assembled by hand into chains and more complex structures and used to model the properties of unstretchable materials ...

dateMar 09, 2017 in General Physics
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A techie takeover in an old-school industry

Think about the last time your air conditioner failed you. You didn't go to Home Depot and walk out with a compressor on your cart. The heart of the AC business is the contractor, waiting for your call, serving people all ...

dateMar 03, 2017 in Business
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Improving the biodiversity of green roofs

Using living organisms such as bacteria or fungi, as an alternative to chemical fertilisers, can improve the soil biodiversity of green roofs, according to new research from the University of Portsmouth.

dateMar 01, 2017 in Environment
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