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Controlling 3-D behavior of biological cells using laser holographic techniques
Scientists have developed an optical manipulation technique that can freely control the position, orientation, and shape o...
Fruit flies journey to International Space Station to study effects of zero gravity on the heart
Researchers have announced that six boxes of fruit flies (Drosophila melanogaster) will travel to the International Space ...
'Tiny clocks' crystallize understanding of meteorite crashes
Scientists are using new imaging techniques to measure the atomic nanostructure of ancient crystal fragments at meteorite ...
Conch shells may inspire better helmets, body armor
Engineers have uncovered the secret to the exceptional toughness of conch shells, and say the same principles can be used ...
Mind-controlled device helps stroke patients retrain brains to move paralyzed hands
Stroke patients who learned to use their minds to open and close a plastic brace fitted over their paralyzed hands gained ...
From blue and black dresses to turbine blades, here's the science of 'fake fake' photographs
A new study reveals the science behind a 'trick of the light' that made high-profile photographs of a major piece of publi...
The big star that couldn't become a supernova
For the first time in history, astronomers have been able to watch as a dying star was reborn as a black hole. It went out...
Juno mission to Jupiter delivers first science results
NASA's Juno mission is rewriting what scientists thought they knew about Jupiter specifically, and gas giants in general, ...
Magnetic switch turns strange quantum property on and off
A research team has developed the first switch that turns on and off a quantum behavior called the Berry phase. The discov...
US nuclear regulators greatly underestimate potential for nuclear disaster
The US Nuclear Regulatory Commission relied on faulty analysis to justify its refusal to adopt a critical measure for prot...

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