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Hundreds Of Tiny Untethered Surgical Tools Deployed In First Animal Biopsies
2013-04-24 10:57:26

By using swarms of untethered grippers, each as small as a speck of dust, Johns Hopkins engineers and physicians say they have devised a new way to perform biopsies that could provide a more effective way to access narrow conduits in the body as well as find early signs of cancer or other diseases.

2012-04-23 23:15:11

While it is relatively straightforward to build a box on the macroscale, it is much more challenging at smaller micro- and nanometer length scales.


Word of the Day
  • an ornament or knob in the shape of a flower
  • In architecture, a floral ornament; specifically, the large conventional flower usually placed in the center of the abacus of a Corinthian capital or classic ceiling-caisson; also, the floreated termination of a Gothic finial.
[ "The word 'fleuron' comes from French."]