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Breakthrough in sensing at the nanoscale

Researchers have made a breakthrough discovery in identifying the world's most sensitive nanoparticle and measuring it from a distance using light. These super-bright, photostable and background-free nanocrystals enable a ...

dateSep 01, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Particle physics on the brain

Understanding the fundamental constituents of the universe is tough. Making sense of the brain is another challenge entirely. Each cubic millimetre of human brain contains around 4 km of neuronal "wires" carrying millivolt-level ...

dateJan 30, 2018 in General Physics
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Worms have teenage ambivalence, too

Anyone who has allowed a child to "help" with a project quickly learns that kids, no matter how intelligent or eager, are less competent than adults. Teenagers are more capable—but, as every parent knows, teens can be ...

dateJan 06, 2017 in Plants & Animals
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