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Researchers Measure Elusive, Repulsive Force from Quantum Fluctuations
January 7, 2009
Researchers at Harvard University and the National Institutes of Health have measured, for the first time, a repulsive quantum mechanical force that could be harnessed and tailored for a wide range of new nanotechnology applications.
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