Mobile data: Made to measure

Any effort to estab­lish stan­dards must address two crit­ical ques­tions. How accu­rate are the read­ings from these devices? And what exactly is being mea­sured? Today’s fit­ness trackers are designed to […]

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How nails regenerate lost fingertips

Really striking’ “It’s a fan­tastic paper,” says James Mon­aghan, a regen­er­a­tion biol­o­gist at North­eastern Uni­ver­sity in Boston, Mass­a­chu­setts. “It’s really striking that the cel­lular mech­a­nisms and sig­nalling path­ways, like Wnt […]

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Atomistics of vapour–liquid–solid nanowire growth

Vapour–liquid–solid route and its vari­ants are rou­tinely used for scal­able syn­thesis of semi­con­ducting nanowires, yet the fun­da­mental growth processes remain unknown. Here we employ atomic-​​​​scale com­pu­ta­tions based on model potentials […]

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