Thursday, 13 March 2008

A new wrinkle in mystery of light

A joint team of physicists and biologists based in Barcelona has recently made a discovery that one day could be used to treat cases of severe nerve damage.
Nerve cells have been discovered to follow the pinpoint of a tiny laser beam just like a donkey can be lead with a carrot on a stick. While apparently simple, this finding has potentially groundbreaking applications. (Full story in printed edition).