Atomic force microscopy breakthrough

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Biological Sciences – Cells

Chemical Sciences – Atoms

Additional – Nanotechnology

Concepts (South Australia):

Biological Sciences – Form and Function

Chemical Sciences – Properties of Matter

Years: 8

Word count: 444

This short, clearly explained piece documents how new research has, for the first time, allowed scientists to study changes in cells as they divide, in real time and as they react to their natural environment. The breakthrough has come in atomic force microscopy and has exciting prospective benefits.

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