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image: Next Generation: The Brain Bot

Next Generation: The Brain Bot

By | May 29, 2012

A 30-year-old technique to record the electrical activity of neurons gets a robotic makeover.

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image: Next Generation: Good Vibrations

Next Generation: Good Vibrations

By | May 23, 2012

Adding texture to a lotus-leaf-like surface lets researchers control the movement of liquid droplets, and provides a cheap alternative for microfluidic applications.

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image: Next Generation: Painless Vaccine Patch

Next Generation: Painless Vaccine Patch

By | April 2, 2012

Vaccination via tiny microneedles elicits a powerful immune response in the skin.

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image: Next Generation: A Molecular Camera

Next Generation: A Molecular Camera

By | March 14, 2012

Knocking electrons out of atomic orbit with a laser allows researchers to take femtosecond-scale “movies” of molecules in motion.

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image: Next Generation: Rockets for the Gut

Next Generation: Rockets for the Gut

By | February 14, 2012

Researchers develop a tiny device that motors around the stomach, fueled by its acidic environment.

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image: Next Generation: World’s First Nano-ear

Next Generation: World’s First Nano-ear

By | February 10, 2012

A new device can detect sounds a million times fainter than the hearing threshold of the human ear.

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image: Next Generation: Sneaking into a Cell

Next Generation: Sneaking into a Cell

By | January 18, 2012

A nanoscale device measures electrical signals inside cells without causing damage.

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image: Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish

Next Generation: Microfluidics for the Dish

By | October 4, 2011

A new device for directing fluids is designed to deliver chemical cues directly to petri dishes without disturbing cells.

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image: Next Generation: All-In-One In Vivo Scope

Next Generation: All-In-One In Vivo Scope

By | September 16, 2011

Researchers package a fluorescence microscope—including the light and camera—that can image the brain of a freely moving mouse.

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image: Next Generation: Cellular Nanothermometer

Next Generation: Cellular Nanothermometer

By | September 2, 2011

Quantum dots, typically used in imaging, also relay temperature changes within a cell.

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