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Single-Crystal Gold Nanowire Probes Reach Subcellular Dimensions

Single-Crystal Gold Nanowire Probes Reach Subcellular Dimensions

The single-crystal gold nanowire probe is 50 times smaller and 1,000 times more sensitive than existing nerve probe needles.

Dynamic Snapshots Of Sugar Chains

Dynamic Snapshots Of Sugar Chains

Scientists have successfully combined NMR spectroscopy with an ingenious molecular dynamics simulation technique to model rapidly moving sugar chains.

The Last Piece Of The Supernova Puzzle: A Lurking Blue Companion

The Last Piece Of The Supernova Puzzle: A Lurking Blue Companion

With the discovery of a companion blue star, scientists have a better understanding of how supernovas form.

Filtering Water With Nanotechnology

Filtering Water With Nanotechnology

University spin-off develops multi-functional membranes that can be used in water filtration, chemical and food industries.

Three New Bacteria For PCB Decontamination

Three New Bacteria For PCB Decontamination

Scientists have identified the genes which allow Dehalococcoides bacteria to break down toxic chlorinated organic compounds.

Targeting Parasite Fats In The Fight Against Malaria

Targeting Parasite Fats In The Fight Against Malaria

Exploiting the differences between how male and female parasites put on fat could be one way to tackle drug-resistant malaria, scientists say.

Nickel Retains Its Double Magic Status

Nickel Retains Its Double Magic Status

A test of fundamental atomic models confirms that nickel-78 is a ‘doubly magic’ isotope.

The First Signs Of Water Outside Our Solar System

The First Signs Of Water Outside Our Solar System

Water—in the form of ice clouds—has been spotted on the coldest known brown dwarf beyond our solar system.

Avatar’s Flying Reptiles Soared In Ancient China

Avatar’s Flying Reptiles Soared In Ancient China

Scientists discover that flying reptiles first seen in a science-fiction film may really have existed hundreds of millions of years ago in China.

Controlling Levitating Disks With Nanoscale Textures

Controlling Levitating Disks With Nanoscale Textures

Modifying the surface texture between moving objects can generate sufficient gas pressure to cause levitation, scientists show.