New motor first to be powered by living bacteria from PhysOrg.com
A new motor designed by scientists from Japan offers the best of both worlds: the living and the non-living. The group built a hybrid micromachine that is powered by gliding bacteria which travels on an inorganic silicon track and pushes a silicon dioxide rotor. The combination takes advantage of the precise engineering of synthetic devices along with the efficient energy conversion and potential for self-repair of biological systems.
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New Quantum Technology Controls Molecules from PhysOrg.com
A research team at the National Research Council Canada (Ottawa) has developed a new quantum technology which uses laser pulses to control quantum processes. The method, which is described in the October 13th web release by the world's leading scientific journal, Science, was illustrated by changing the outcome a chemical reaction.
Posted by Alan Lovejoy at 10/16/2006 08:55:00 AM
Scientists make atomic clock breakthrough from PhysOrg.com
University of Nevada, Reno researchers Andrei Derevianko, Kyle Beloy, and Ulyana Safronova sat down six months ago and began work on a calculation that will help the world keep better time.
Posted by Alan Lovejoy at 10/13/2006 03:25:00 PM