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Calcium ion used as micro engine

Theoretical physicists have used the intrinsic angular momentum of a calcium ion to effectively turn it into the world’s smallest engine.

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Calcium ion used as micro engine

Theoretical physicists have used the intrinsic angular momentum of a calcium ion to effectively turn it into the world’s smallest engine.

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Knowing a lot about very little

The potential of nanomedicine to tackle many diseases is immense, but we really don’t know much about how they get into cells and what potential damage – as well as good – they could do. Here we lear…

Comment And Analysis

Brexit: No-deal is a bad deal for UK science

In a video livestreamed from his desk at Downing Street on Thursday, Prime Minister Boris Johnson announced plans to relax immigration rules for scientists in preparation for exiting the EU at the en…

Interviews

Five things you learn from working in cleanrooms

Want to avoid committing a serious faux pas before you start working in cleanrooms? That would be highly advisable says Lizzy Huitson as she takes us through her top tips… 

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Biodegradable Microbowls

Biodegradable Microbowls by Tayo Sanders II from the University of Oxford. Many tumours lack an extensive network of blood vessels, making it difficult for anti-tumour drugs to reach their deeper reg…