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How to mass produce cell-sized robots

Tiny robots no bigger than a cell could be mass-produced using a new method developed by researchers at MIT. The microscopic devices, which the team calls “syncells” (short for synthetic cells), might eventually be used to monitor conditions inside an oil or gas pipeline, or to search out disease while …

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Inexpensive chip-based device may transform spectrometry

Spectrometers – devices that distinguish different wavelengths of light and are used to determine the chemical composition of everything from laboratory materials to distant stars – are large devices with six-figure price tags, and tend to be found in large university and industry labs or observatories. A new advance by …

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