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(DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory) Researchers at the US Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created bright, stable and bio-friendly nanocrystals that act as individual investigators of activity within a cell. These ideal light emitting probes represent a significant step in scrutinizing the behaviors of proteins and other components in complex systems such as a living cell
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(University of Washington) Weaving chitosan, found in the shells of crabs and shrimp, with an industrial polyester creates a promising new material for biomedical applications, including the tiny tubes that support repair of a severed nerve.
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(University of California - Riverside) A research team led by a chemist at the University of California, Riverside has fabricated microscopic polymer beads that change color instantly and reversibly when external magnetic fields acting upon the microspheres change orientation. Applications of the new material include display type units such as rewritable or reusable signage, posters, papers and labels, and other magnetically activated security fea... More
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(Virginia Tech) Jeremiah T. Abiade, assistant professor in materials science and engineering and in mechanical engineering at Virginia Tech, has received a Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award for his research to increase the electrical output of thermoelectric materials and devices, specifically his research to fabricate thick and thin film oxide thermoelectrics.
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(University of Central Florida) Nanoparticles specially engineered by University of Central Florida Assistant Professor J. Manuel Perez and his colleagues could someday target and destroy tumors, sparing patients from toxic, whole-body chemotherapies.
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(National Physical Laboratory) Materials companies now have somewhere to turn for instant measurement advice. The National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has launched a new materials hotline, GEMM (Gateway to Expertise in Materials Metrology), to give companies access to its materials expertise.
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A 1.2 nanometer molecular gear has been developed by scientists at the Agency for Science, Technology and Research. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news164281362.html)
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Francis Collins, the former head of the National Human Genome Research Institute, has had his genome analyzed by the big three of direct-to-consumer genetic testing: 23andMe, Navigenics, and DecodeMe. He found significant differences in the numbers of genetic variations used to calculate disease risk, as well as the final risk score. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/editors/23680/)
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University of Cambridge scientists have found a way to polymerize buckyballs so that they line up into buckywires.Buckywires ought to be handy for all kinds of biological, electrical, optical and magnetic applications. (Source: http://www.technologyreview.com/blog/arxiv/23682/)
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A fleet of kites could harvest enough energy from high-altitude winds to power New York City, with an average wind power density of up to 16 kilowatts per square meter, report researchers from the Carnegie Institution and California State University. Technologies proposed to harvest these high altitude winds include tethered, kite-like turbines that would be floated to the altitude of the jet streams at an altitude of 20,000-50,000 feet and transm... More
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While CNN is absent from the story, Twitter is how Iranians are communicating with the outside world.Real-time, online, crowdsourced media may become the best place to keep up with current events; this incident could be an important part of that history unfolding. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/external/readwriteweb/2009/06/14/14readwriteweb-dear-cnn-please-check-twitter-for-news-abou-45130.html)
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In the last few years, four surprising advances have renewed confidence that a terrestrial explanation for life's origins will eventually emerge. (Source: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/06/16/science/16orig.html)
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Nanoparticles that can attack plaque -- a major cause of cardiovascular disease -- have been developed by UC Santa Barbara researchers.The nanoparticles are lipid-based collections of molecules that form a sphere called a micelle that has a peptide (a piece of protein) on its surface. The peptide binds to the surface of the plaque, rupturing it. (Source: http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2009/06/090604155619.htm)
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A "magnetic superatom" -- a stable cluster of atoms that can mimic different elements of the periodic table and that one day may have applications in spintronics (using electron spin for memory and data processing) -- has been discovered by Virginia Commonwealth University scientists. (Source: http://www.physorg.com/news164298138.html)
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Bacteria that normally cause food poisoning but have been genetically engineered to be harmless can be loaded with medicine or vaccine for delivery to the intestines (the bacteria can survive the harsh acid conditions of the stomach) for absorption of the compounds into the bloodstream, researchers have found. (Source: Reengineering A Food Poisoning Microbe To Carry Medicines And Vaccines)
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(University of Nebraska-Lincoln) Three-dimensional, real-time X-ray images may be closer to reality because of research by the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and a pair of Russian institutes.
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(Massachusetts Institute of Technology) MIT civil engineers have for the first time identified what causes the most frequently used building material on earth -- concrete -- to gradually deform, decreasing its durability and shortening the lifespan of infrastructures such as bridges and nuclear waste containment vessels.
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(Canadian Light Source, Inc.) Science fact surpasses science fiction at the Canadian Light Source synchrotron's 12th Annual UsersÂ’ Meeting Thursday, June 18, at the Radisson Hotel in Saskatoon. Conference participants will hear about some of the newest biomedical results from the CLS, as well as ways that synchrotron techniques are lighting the way to advances in environmental clean up and nanotechnology.
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(Agency for Science, Technology and Research (A*STAR), Singapore) Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research andEngineering, led by Professor Christian Joachim, have scored abreakthrough in nanotechnology by becoming the first in the world to invent amolecular gear of the size of 1.2nm whose rotation can be deliberatelycontrolled. This achievement marks a radical shift in the scientific progress ofmolecular machines and is published ... More
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A tiny bacterium has been coaxed back to life after spending 120,000 years buried three kilometers deep in the Greenland ice sheet, beating a previous record of 8 million years.Researchers say it could resemble microbes that may have evolved in ice on other planets. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17305-resurrection-bug-revived-after-120000-years.html)
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A possible planet has been detected in the Andromeda galaxy by University of Zurich astronomers, using gravitational microlensing, in which a distant source star is briefly magnified by the gravity of an object passing in front of it. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/dn17287-first-extragalactic-exoplanet-may-have-been-found.html)
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A method to precisely bind nano- and micrometer-sized particles together into larger-scale structures, overcoming the problem of uncontrollable sticking, has been created by New York University researchers.Ordered arrays of the micrometer-sized particles can be used in sensors and photonic crystals that can switch light; smaller nanoparticles have a wide range of electrical, optical, and magnetic properties that are useful for applications. (So... More
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An artificial DNA-like molecule that can change its sequence to bind to a DNA template without the help of enzymes has been created by researchers at the Scripps Research Institute.(Science/AAAS)The thioester peptide nucleic acid (tPNA) has a peptide (amino acid) backbone on which bases anchor, analogous to the sugar-phosphates backbone on which bases anchor in DNA and RNA. When presented with a DNA template molecule, the tPNA reorganized itself u... More
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Bio-inspired active radio-frequency "silicon cochlea" chips modeled on the cochlear hair cells of the human inner ear that could be used in ultra-wideband radio systems (from 600 MHz to 8 GHz), reducing required power and hardware resources, have been developed by MIT researchers. (Source: http://www.newscientist.com/article/mg20227126.200-human-ear-inspires-universal-radio-chip.html?DCMP=OTC-rss&nsref=online-news)
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The next generation of Intel's Atom chips, codenamed "Pineview," will lower cost and power use at the expense of any significant speed boost. (Source: http://www.computerworld.com/action/article.do?command=viewArticleBasic&articleId=9134326)
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