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Engineering DNA to Mimic Biology –

Creating a Web to Trap Bacteria Using DNA at Georgia Tech Nature inspired this synthetic microweb that nabs bacteria and allows antibiotics to more effectively kill them. White blood cells shoot so-called NETs like Spiderman at bacteria. NETs contain hundreds of ingredients, the main one being DNA, but researchers engineered their microweb with just DNA and one other ingredient. Credit: Georgia Tech / Ella Maru Studio


Tiny Gel Robots Wirelessly Activated by Laser Beams to Prevent Disease at Ecole Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne –

Micromachines able to mechanically stimulate cells and microtissue. These tools, which are powered by cell-sized artificial muscles, can carry out complicated manipulation tasks under physiological conditions on a microscopic scale.


Creating the first ‘electron liquid’ by bombarding an ultrathin semiconductor sandwich with powerful laser pulses at University of California –

By bombarding an ultrathin semiconductor sandwich with powerful laser pulses, physicists have created the first ‘electron liquid’ at room temperature. The achievement opens a pathway for development of the first practical and efficient devices to generate and detect light at terahertz wavelengths — between infrared light and microwaves.


Fabricating Atom –

Thin processors to Reduce Cost on Electron beam lithography at New York University Tandon School of Engineering- Researchers reported that lithography using a probe heated above 100 degrees Celsius outperformed standard electron beam lithography for fabricating metal electrodes for promising 2D semiconductor materials such as molybdenum disulfide.



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