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Beaming New Light on Life
February 5, 2009
University of Utah physicists and chemists developed a new method that uses a mirror of tiny silver "nanoparticles" so microscopes can reveal the internal structure of nearly opaque biological materials like bone, tumor cells and the iridescent green scales of the so-called "photonic beetle." The method also might be used for detecting fatigue in materials used to build the latest generation of aircraft fuselages, tails and wings.
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