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October 14, 2014
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Not Much Force: Berkeley Researchers Detect Smallest Force Ever Measured

What is believed to be the smallest force ever measured has been detected by researchers with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California (UC) Berkeley. Using a combination of lasers and a unique optical trapping … Continue reading

March 24, 2014
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New study reveals insights on plate tectonics, the forces behind earthquakes, volcanoes

The Earth’s outer layer is made up of a series of moving, interacting plates whose motion at the surface generates earthquakes, creates volcanoes and builds mountains. Geoscientists have long sought to understand the plates’ fundamental properties and the mechanisms that … Continue reading

January 5, 2014
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SOFS Take to Water

Researchers at Berkeley Lab’s Molecular Foundry Create First Soluble 2D Supramolecular Organic Frameworks Supramolecular chemistry, aka chemistry beyond the molecule, in which molecules and molecular complexes are held together by non-covalent bonds, is just beginning to come into its own … Continue reading

May 25, 2013
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Easy come, easy grow

Sperm cell release can be triggered by tightening the grip around the delivery organ, according to a team of nano and microsystems engineers and plant biologists at the University of Montreal and Concordia University. Concordia’s nanobiotech team devised a microchip … Continue reading

February 28, 2013
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Chew on this

How a ‘motor mouth’ is changing dentistry If you want your dental fillings, crowns, implants, and so on to last, you can thank ART. Chewing involves some of the human body’s most complex motions, and ART, the artificial mouth at … Continue reading

February 19, 2013
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Size of Lunch Dictates Force of Crunch

Even in the same animal, not all bites are the same. A new study finds that because the force in a muscle depends on how much it is stretched, an animal’s bite force depends on the size of what it … Continue reading

July 23, 2012
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Going Big

UD researchers report progress in development of carbon nanotube-based continuous fibers The Chou research group in the University of Delaware’s College of Engineering recently reported on advances in carbon nanotube-based continuous fibers with invited articles in Advanced Materials and Materials … Continue reading

July 5, 2012
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Gecko Feet Don’t Stick Around

The lizards have gained and lost adhesive toes many times Who wouldn’t envy the little gecko as it dashes up a smooth wall or hangs from a ceiling by a toe? An engineer’s dream, gecko feet combine the best of … Continue reading