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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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Reproducibility comes as standard (part 2)

Science's reproducibility crisis is a big challenge and one that needs to be overcome quickly. In the second of a two-part feature on the subject, Rationally CEO Kristin Lindquist  explains that the …

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You are never too successful for lunch

Everyone knows that the fulcrum around which a successful lab swings is, of course, lunch. But what is the etiquette around eating it? And what should be eaten? Dr Matthew Partridge opens his sarnies…

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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Water droplet

This amazing image – Crack Patterns I, by Thomas Séon – shows a water droplet falling onto a silicon substrate at -36°C...