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Stripping Gold From AFM Probes Allows Better Measurement Of Picoscale Forces
2012-06-28 12:02:30

Gold is not necessarily precious—at least not as a coating on atomic force microscope (AFM) probes.

2008-04-22 12:00:55

AUBURN HILLS, Mich., April 22 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- A new, more effective surgery to repair a common sports-related knee injury, the torn ACL (anterior cruciate ligament), is now available in Michigan. "This innovative technique more accurately recreates an ACL's normal anatomy," explains Dr.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.