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Monday, September 17, 2012

3-D Sperm

A human sperm fertilizes an egg.

What's this? A human sperm on an egg.

For the first time, scientists have successfully plotted the paths of sperm in 3-D, revealing corkscrew-like trajectories and "hyperactive" swimmers.

Based on a sensor chip not unlike those in smartphones and digital cameras, the new technology could lead to better male fertility testing and insights into the behavior of other microorganisms, researchers say. ~National Geographic~

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