Diamond nanoneedles have strength approaching the theoretical maximum.
The brittle material can turn flexible when made into ultrafine needles, researchers find.
Materials with a special kind of boundary between crystal grains can deform in unexpected ways.
Microfluidic device uses acoustics to quickly analyze blood for signatures of cancer and other diseases. (Also see Video)
The study established a framework for understanding the mechanics that underlies vesicle formation, which can be used to help develop liquid biopsies for a range of diseases and to develop new drug delivery vehicles.
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