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Whipping fluids along in microlabs

Scientists detail one way for hairlike structures to move liquid in a “lab on a chip”

Taking a cue from nature, scientists have shown one way that microscopic, hairlike structures could move liquid through tiny channels in a “lab on a chip” — essentially a miniaturized biology lab etched into a device roughly the size of a computer chip.

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