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2018 Nobel Prize in Physics awarded

American scientist Arthur Ashkin, French engineer Gerard Mourou and Canadian professor Donna Strickland have been awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for their work in the field of laser physics. Dr. Ashkin has been awarded the Prize “for the optical tweezers and their application to biological systems. Dr. Mourou and Dr. Strickland have been awarded ..


New “Standing Wave Axial Nanometry (SWAN)” measures single biological molecules

An Indian-origin scientist and his colleagues at Iowa State University and Ames Laboratory in the US have developed a new technology called “Standing Wave Axial Nanometry (SWAN)” that can precisely measure single biological molecules. It is a mix of Optical and Atomic forces technologies. It can measure height and give complete 3 D structure of ..