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Creating A Biochemistry Lab On A Chip
2013-02-12 20:59:45

Miniaturized laboratory-on-chip systems promise rapid, sensitive, and multiplexed detection of biological samples for medical diagnostics, drug discovery, and high-throughput screening.

2013-02-11 15:33:30

Like turning coal to diamond, adding pressure to an electrical material enhances its properties.

Obesity Can Be Helped By Lowering Drive Time
2012-12-19 07:04:16

One of the most popular New Year's resolutions is to lose weight and a new study shows that cutting the commute time in a car could have the same impact as reducing the number of calories consumed.

Century-old Assumption Overturned By New Study Of Pipestone Artifacts
2012-12-18 15:33:30

In the early 1900s, an archaeologist, William Mills, dug up a treasure-trove of carved stone pipes that had been buried almost 2,000 years earlier.

Sulfur Compounds In Petroleum Fuels Have Met Their Nano-structured Match
2012-12-17 16:44:59

University of Illinois researchers developed mats of metal oxide nanofibers that scrub sulfur from petroleum-based fuels much more effectively than traditional materials.

Engineers Create Roll Up Conductors To Save Chip Space
2012-12-14 13:34:45

On the road to smaller, high-performance electronics, University of Illinois researchers have smoothed one speed bump by shrinking a key, yet notoriously large element of integrated circuits.

“Bio-bots” Making Tracks In Synthetic Biology
2012-11-15 19:37:10

They’re soft, biocompatible, about 7 millimeters long – and, incredibly, able to walk by themselves. Miniature “bio-bots” developed at the University of Illinois are making tracks in synthetic biology.

Stickleback's Aggressive Behavior Studied
2012-11-15 18:15:46

With a mate and a nest to protect, the male threespined stickleback is a fierce fish, chasing and biting other males until they go away.

Nano-manufacturing Improved With Nanometer-scale Diamond Tips
2012-11-14 15:39:36

One of the most promising innovations of nanotechnology has been the ability to perform rapid nanofabrication using nanometer-scale tips.

Disappearing Biocompatible Electronics
2012-09-28 11:33:00

Transient electronics are electronic devices that gradually disappear on a specified schedule, whether it is within a few days or six months.


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."]