Boxing up molecular machines

Machines that are confined inside a cage or casing exhibit interesting properties by converting input energy into programmed functions. One such system is the mechanical gyroscope or gyrotop, a fascinating toy that amuses ...

Unprecedented cellular maps of tissues enabled by new tool

The study of the human body at single-cell level has received a boost with the creation of a new tool, which will allow researchers to see not only the function of cells, but also where they are situated within tissues. The ...

Researcher pushes limit of when water will freeze

Though it is one of the great mysteries of science, the transformation of water into ice often escapes people's minds as it is just assumed that's what happens. But how and why it happens is the subject of intense scrutiny by ice ...

CO2 separation by special membranes

Worldwide, CO2-emissions must be reduced drastically and one way is separation of CO2 from industrial waste streams. These membranes do not function properly at high pressure conditions however. Chemical engineer Menno Houben ...

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