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Hollow gold nanospheres developed by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz can target tumors for photothermal cancer therapy.What makes this structure special is the combination of the spherical shape, the small size, and the strong absorption in visible and near infrared light. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news156950496.html)
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Humans can make huge changes to ecosystems faster than the standard methods of data collection can keep up, but by trawling scientific list-serves, websites, and local news sources, ecologists think they can use human beings as sensors by mining their communications.Much of the pioneering work in this type of Internet surveillance has come in the public health field, tracking disease. (Source: http://blog.wired.com/wiredscience/2009/03/ecodatami... More
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A new technology called heat-assisted magnetic recording -- blasting the magnetic regions of a disk with heat to make them more stable -- should make it possible to record data at densities 50 times greater than will be possible when today's technologies reach their limits. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/computing/22329/?a=f)
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Biomedicine, technology, and wireless communication are in the midst of a merger that will easily bring continuous, 24x7 monitoring of several crucial bodily functions in the years ahead. (Source: http://singularityhub.com/2009/03/20/body-20-continuous-monitoring-of-the-human-body/)
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Robots that "leak" non-verbal information through eye movements when interacting with humans can help humans guess the machine's intentions, Carnegie Mellon University researchers have found. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16813-robot-body-language-gives-humans-a-clue.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news)
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Feeding volunteers video images of themselves from an unusual perspective while applying tactile stimulation can create an out-of-body experience, two research teams have reported. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20127002.800-body-illusions-leave-your-body-behind.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news)
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With a new business model for third-party software, peer-to-peer networking, and richer interfaces for third-party hardware, Apple's got a potential game-changer in iPhone 3.0. (Source: http://www.informationweek.com/news/personal_tech/iphone/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=215901446&subSection=News)
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(Arizona State University) A ghostly property of matter, called quantum tunneling, may aid the quest for accurate, low-cost genomic sequencing, according to a new paper in Nature Nanotechnology Letters by Stuart Lindsay and his collaborators at the Biodesign Institute of Arizona State University.
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(University of California - Santa Cruz) A new metal nanostructure developed by researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, has already shown promise in cancer therapy studies and could be used for chemical and biological sensors and other applications as well. The hollow gold nanospheres have a unique set of properties, including strong, narrow and tunable absorption of light.
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Human brain dynamics exist at a critical point on the edge of chaos or self-organized criticality, allowing us to switch quickly between mental states to respond to changing environmental conditions, Cambridge researchers have found.The researchers used state-of-the-art brain imaging techniques to measure dynamic changes in the synchronization of activity between different regions of the functional network in the human brain. Computational network... More
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(University at Buffalo) In the quest to pack ever-smaller electronic devices more densely with integrated circuits, nanotechnology researchers keep running up against some unpleasant truths: higher current density induces electromigration and thermomigration, phenomena that damage metal conductors and produce heat, which leads to premature failure of devices. But University at Buffalo researchers who study electronics packaging recently made a p... More
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New research findings at MIT could lead to microchips using graphene technology that allows them to operate at much higher speeds (in the 500 to 1,000 gigahertz range) than is possible with today's standard silicon chips, leading to cell phones and other communications systems that can transmit data much faster. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news156698836.html)
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Philips Electronics researchers have developed a jacket they have lined with vibration motors to study the effects of touch on a movie viewer's emotional responses to what the characters are experiencing. The jacket contains 64 independently controlled actuators controlled by microprocessors. (Source: http://spectrum.ieee.org/mar09/8287)
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Scientists at the Universities of Manchester and Edinburgh have created a molecular device that could act as a building block for future generations of superfast, non-silicon based computers.It uses magnetic molecules, which could be used as qubits, combined with molecular machines that enable them to move. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news156710301.html)
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University of Texas, Dallas scientists have developed a new type of artificial muscle based on nanotube ribbons that is stronger than steel, stiffer than diamond, and weighs little more than its volume in air. The nanotubes expand in width by 220% in milliseconds when a voltage is applied and then return to their normal size once it is removed. Collections of those ribbons could act as artificial muscle fibers -- for example, to move the limbs of ... More
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Stanford University have found a way to activate specific brain cells, using flashes of light to treat Parkinson's disease. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16807-scientists-have-flash-of-light-over-parkinsons-treatment.html)
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Correction: Tickets to Transcendent Man, a movie documentary on the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City starting on April 25, are available now.will be available April 20. Tribeca is currently offering 10- and 20-ticket packages that allow patrons to enjoy any film at the festival (tribecafilm.com/festival/tickets/packages). The world premiere will be on Saturday evening, April 25 at 8 pm. The Tu... More
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(Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute) A new study answers a key question at the very heart of nanotechnology: Why are nanorods so small? Researchers at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have discovered the origins of nanorod diameter, demonstrating that the competition and collaboration among various mechanisms of atomic transport hold the key to nanorod size. The researchers say it is the first study to identify the fundamental reasons why nearly all... More
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(Brown University) Two Brown University chemists have overcome a challenge to fuel cell reactions using palladium catalysts. The scientists produced palladium nanoparticles with about 40 percent greater active surface area than commercially available palladium particles, and the nanoparticles remain intact four times longer. Results appear in the online edition of the Journal of the American Chemical Society.
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The goal in the next six or seven decades should be to produce "squanderably abundant, cheap and clean energy," says Internet pioneer Bob Metcalfe. There were innovations no one saw coming that made the Internet possible and better -- the semiconductor, the PC, packet-switching, Ethernet, TPC/IP protocol. There will be surprises in the energy field, too, he belives. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news156622973.html)
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Researchers from the University of York and the University of Warwick are working on plans for a device able to manipulate five of a person's senses, to given them the sensation of being somewhere else.Video (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn16794-ultimate-virtual-reality-will-trigger-five-senses.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news)
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A new approach to using DNA for data encryption, based on how information from DNA is processed inside cells, has been developed by independent researcher Nang King. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/23167/)
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Improving the believability of AI opponents in games can be achieved by upping their use of "intelligent mistakes," says game developer Nic West. (Source: http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/3947/intelligent_mistakes_how_to_.php)
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Tickets to Transcendent Man, a movie documentary on the life and ideas of Ray Kurzweil premiering at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York City starting on April 25, are now available.The world premiere will be on Saturday evening, April 25 at 8 pm. The Tuesday, April 28 screening will be followed by a panel discussion with Director Barry Ptolemy and Ray Kurzweil, moderated by NPR and ABC correspondent Robert Krulwich. Tribeca is one of the four ... More
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Multivitamin use is positively associated with telomere length in women, a National Institute of Health study has found. A telomere is a DNA region at the end of a chromosome that protects the end from destruction. Longer length has been positively correlated with longevity. In the study, the relative telomere length of leukocyte DNA was on average 5.1% longer among daily multivitamin users, compared to nonusers. Multivitamin supplements represen... More
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