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The history of a monsoon-inducing plateau

The East Asian monsoon evolved in response to changes in the latitude and elevation of the Tibetan Plateau.  Read more in Physics Today… Advertisements

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Theoretical framework illuminates graphene’s optomechanical properties

Explaining how to enhance optical forces and control the mechanical deformation in stacks of graphene sheets.  Read more in MRS Bulletin…

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Metallic aerogels synthesized in one-step process

Researchers develop quick and simple alternative synthesis method for porous scaffolds made from noble metal nanoparticles. Read more in MRS Bulletin…

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Ship shape

Welding ship hulls is a relatively new application for laser processing, but one where lasers can add great value.  Read more in Laser Systems Europe…

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Optical cell sorting

Researchers are using light and new image processing tools for label-free cell characterization. Continue reading

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Squeezing oil from stone

A laboratory experiment offers guidance for how to maximize oil extraction through the injection of water.   Continue reading

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Fluid dynamics explains ancient organism behavior

Nonlinear equations establish how long-extinct marine creatures moved and fed. Continue reading

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Guided by holes

The latest developments in photonic crystal fibres, optical fibres with unique light guiding properties. Continue reading

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Synthetic Biology Research Campaign sheds light on productivity in cyanobacteria.

Research program leads to practically useful and fundamentally interesting knowledge about how to genetically optimize cyanobacteria for increased biomass production. Continue reading

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Designer DNA: Computational tools for mapping out synthetic nucleic acids

Some of the tools available to synthetic biologists for gleaning function from sequence, predicting protein structure, reducing synthesis errors, and designing complex systems. Continue reading

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