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World's smallest sensor measures growth force of plants, animals and humans

02/02/2018

Image: picture of a plant in four different growth stages; Copyright: panthermedia.net/eskaylim

How do you measure forces that are not actually measurable? Researchers experimented with a combination of laser technology and chemical knowledge. So they were able to develop a sensor that consists of a single molecule and can measure the smallest forces at the molecular level in living cells.