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(American Physical Society) Physicists have devised a thermometer that can potentially measure temperatures as low as tens of trillionths of a degree above absolute zero.
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(Yale University) A team led by Yale University scientists has developed a way to rapidly manipulate and sort different cells in the blood using magnetizable liquids. The findings could dramatically improve the speed and sensitivity of tests used to detect cancer biomarkers, blood disorders, viruses and other diseases.
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(Burnham Institute) Researchers at Burnham Institute for Medical Research at University of California, Santa Barbara have identified a peptide (a chain of amino acids) that specifically recognizes and penetrates cancerous tumors but not normal tissues. The peptide was also shown to deliver diagnostic particles and medicines into the tumor.
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(DOE/Ames Laboratory) Nanoscale machines expected to have wide application in industry, energy, medicine and other fields may someday operate far more efficiently thanks to important theoretical discoveries concerning the manipulation of famous Casimir forces that took place at the US Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory.
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Aldebaran Robotics' forthcoming Nao robot can see (via two cameras), react to touch, detect faces and shapes, avoid obstacles, surf the Web, and interact with other Naos. He can also speak (in English or French, so far) by reading out any file stored locally in his storage space or captured from a website RSS flow. (Source: http://www.gizmag.com/nao-all-rounder-robot/13445/?utm_source=Gizmag+Subscribers&utm_campaign=bbc279f5b4-UA-2235360-4&utm_m... More
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Scientists are studying the potential dilemmas and the legal, social and ethical consequences of living with robots. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news179255617.html)
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Penn State University studies with fruit flies have shown that a neuron can rebuild an axon after it has been cut. The researchers discovered that they could speed up the repair by controlling microtubule dynamics in creating a new axon from dendrites. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news179328565.html)
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Guiding the gazes of others activates different brain areas than following, University of Cologne researchers have found. The research could help unravel the brain activity underlying the process of "joint attention," thought to be key to complex, human social interactions. It could also offer insights into why social interactions can break down for people with autism. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn18236-avatars-gaze-illuminates... More
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Brain waves can be used to type alphanumerical characters on a computer screen by merely focusing on a letter, with near 100 percent accuracy, Mayo Clinic and University of North Florida researchers have found.They used electrocorticography (ECoG), in which electrodes are placed directly on the surface of the brain in patients to record electrical activity produced by the firing of neurons. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news179378975.html)
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Organovo has developed a research prototype of a bioprinter capable of producing very basic tissues like blood vessels. (Source: http://singularityhub.com/2009/12/03/organovo-has-its-first-commercial-3d-bioprinter/)
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Children whose genetic make-up means they may not be protected by the standard form of a vaccine could in future be given a personalized shot, research at the U.S. National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health suggests.Though all of us usually get the same vaccines in the same doses, not everyone produces enough disease-specific antibodies in response. As a result, between 5 and 20 per cent of people vaccinated against hepatitis B, and bet... More
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A working transistor whose active region comprises only of a single phosphorus atom in silicon has been built by researchers from Helsinki University of Technology, University of New South Wales, and University of Melbourne.The device uses sequential tunneling of single electrons between the phosphorus atom and the source and drain leads of the transistor. The tunneling can be suppressed or allowed by controlling the voltage on a nearby metal elec... More
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A novel way to control the atoms and molecules of peptides so that they "grow" to resemble small forests of grass that repel dust and water -- a perfect self-cleaning coating for windows or solar panels -- and more efficient batteries has been developed by Tel Aviv University researchers. (American Friends of Tel Aviv University) (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/12/091203132159.htm)
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Nany proteins responsible for interacting at specific sites on DNA find their genetic sequence targets by sliding along one of the grooves of the DNA double helix in a spiraling fashion, scientists at Brookhaven National Laboratory, Harvard University, and the Indian Institute of Science have discovered."By being able to predict the DNA sliding rate of a protein, one could alter the size of a protein and thereby alter its sliding rate," said Walt... More
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A delicate balancing act occurs in synapses in the brain, where neuronal connections are continually being formed, eliminated, and maintained, allowing the brain to integrate new information without jeopardizing already established memories, NYU School of Medicine researchers have found in mouse experiments. The study gives a clue as to how it is possible for humans, who have hundreds of thousands of spines on one neuron, to live each day, constan... More
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Drawing inspiration from how vaccines work in the body, Oklahoma State University researchers have developed an "artificial immune system"* that can be enhanced to quickly identify optimum solutions by being injected with certain points in decision space that act as weak antigens, or vaccines. Once in the algorithm, the vaccines activate the antibody population to incorporate more diverse antibodies and explore new landscapes in decision space, so... More
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A brain-controlled bionic hand attached to an amputee's nervous system via electrodes implanted into the remaining part of his left arm has been developed by scientists at Pisa's Valdera Polo Sant'Anna School.The patient was able to experience sensations when grasping and making a fist.(Campus Bio-Medico di Roma) (Source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-17938_105-10408139-1.html)
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(American Friends of Tel Aviv University) Researchers at Tel Aviv University have developed a method to control the atoms and molecules of peptides so that they "grow" to resemble small forests of grass. These "peptide forests" repel dust and water and can also serve as high-density battery capacitors.
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The Interacting Minds project at the Danish Neuroscience Centre in Aarhus aims to develop a new kind of psychological experiment focused on interactions.The Internet has dramatically increased both the possibilities for interactions and the size of the interacting groups. But there are also greater possibilities for false models, in the shape of deception, propaganda, or genuinely held but dangerously wrong-headed ideas. (Source: http://www.new... More
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In 2010, Apple will bring out an iPad touchscreen tablet computer, and netbooks will move upscale, says IDC.Also next year, there will be 300,000 iPhone applications. Twenty million home digital electric meters will be deployed in United States households. And 25 percent of the U.S. population will have electronic health records, (Source: http://bits.blogs.nytimes.com/2009/12/03/idc-predicts-an-apple-ipad-and-battles-in-the-cloud/)
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IBM's recent announcement of simulation of a cat's cortext on a Dawn Blue Gene/P Supercomputer aligns with IBM's "smarter planet" initiative, a method of integrating sensors into infrastructure and analyzing the data they produce to optimize systems like the electrical grid, water systems, and traffic. (Source: http://hplusmagazine.com/articles/ai/race-reverse-engineer-human-brain)
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The life-extending properties of caloric restriction may be due not only to fewer calories in the diet, but also to just the right mix of essential amino acids, a study of fruit flies by University College London researchers has found. Adding only the essential amino acid methionine (instead of all essential amino acids) allowed for egg-laying without reducing lifespan, the team found. (Source: http://www.sciencenews.org/view/generic/id/50275/ti... More
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Harvard and MIT researchers have demonstrated a way to build more powerful artificial visual systems, taking inspiration from screening techniques in molecular biology (a multitude of candidate organisms or compounds are screened in parallel to find those that have a particular property of interest). "Reverse-engineering a biological visual system--a system with hundreds of millions of processing units--and building an artificial system that works... More
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Cray Inc. has announced three European partners for a new program aimed at delivering by the end of the decade a supercomputer capable of performing an exaflop, one quintillion calculations per second. (Source: http://eetimes.com/news/latest/showArticle.jhtml?articleID=222000288)
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Intel Corp. has re-positioned its "tera-scale" processor R&D efforts, moving towards a more mainstream, x86-based multicore design instead of a proprietary technology.Intel has demonstrated an experimental, 48-core processor--or "single-chip cloud computer" (because it resembles the organization of datacenters used to create a "cloud" of computing) based on a 45-nm process using high-k and metal-gate technology. In the future, Intel's "single-chip... More
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