Synthetic Pores (image) University at Buffalo Caption These are atomic force microscopy images of artificial ion channels created by scientists. The images are of the same sample, with increasing magnification. Credit Bing Gong, University at Buffalo Usage Restrictions This image may only be used with stories that deal directly with the research detailed in the press release. Disclaimer: AAAS and EurekAlert! are not responsible for the accuracy of news releases posted to EurekAlert! by contributing institutions or for the use of any information through the EurekAlert system.