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Silicone oil trapped in a wedge is extracted by a surfactant solution that preferentially wets the confining walls.
Gems of Biomedicine
Revealing a hidden gem: magnetic microdisks in biomedicine.
Infrared Nanoparticles Track Cancer Therapy
Near infrared nanoparticles track delivery of cancer therapeutic molecules in living cells.
Graphene Snow at Sunset
A true-color image of graphene growing over oxidized copper on a sapphire substrate.
Restrained by a capillary, liquid crystals can form featherlike patterns.
Colorful Resonant Coupling
Scientists actively control strongly coupled plasmonic resonators.
A Tight Squeeze
An inside look at a silicon nanoparticle under pressure.
Nanocanyons in Multilayer Laue Lenses
Red-rock landscape offers a window into the engineering behind precision multilayer Laue lenses.
Cathedral to the Stars
Star cluster creates a cavern resembling a Gothic cathedral.
Bacteria Models Track Evolutionary Dynamics
Bacteria are used to track population growth and evolutionary dynamics.
Jumping Robots Leap Ahead
A simple jumping robot increases our understanding of the mechanisms of jumping.
Metamaterials Controlled with Light
Metamaterials set in a solid-state relay similar to a traditional circuit board so that they can be remotely controlled by light.
Examining Quantum-Degenerate Bose Gases
Cooling Bose gas exhibits spontaneous symmetry breaking and magnetic order.
Quantum Simulator Crystal
Tiny, single-plane crystal of hundreds of beryllium ions are used to mimic the quantum behavior of materials otherwise very difficult to study in the laboratory.