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August 26, 2014

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2:18 PM | Multi-tasking nanoparticles to fight cancer
Researchers have created dynamic nanoparticles that could provide an arsenal of applications to diagnose and treat cancer. Built on an easy-to-make polymer, these particles can be used as contrast agents to light up tumors for MRI and PET scans or deliver chemo and other therapies to destroy tumors.
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2:12 PM | Symphony of nanoplasmonic and optical resonators produces laser-like light emission
By combining plasmonics and optical microresonators, researchers have created a new optical amplifier (or laser) design, paving the way for power-on-a-chip applications
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1:08 PM | Fibre-based satiety ingredient shown to make you eat less
Scientists from the University of Liverpool have demonstrated the effectiveness […]
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1:06 PM | Organic vs paid advertising: Inside the mind of an online browser
The keyword term a consumer uses in their search engine […]
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12:59 PM | Changes in the eye might predict onset of frontotemporal dementia
Changes to the eyes might help diagnose the onset of […]
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12:58 PM | How parents of anxious children can avoid ‘protection trap’
Parents naturally comfort their children when they are scared, but […]
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12:57 PM | ‘Sleep drunkenness’ more prevalent than previously thought 
A phenomenon known as “sleep drunkenness” may be more prevalent […]
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12:55 PM | Aspirin: Take Two
White blood cell research shows how causing and conquering inflammation […]
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12:48 PM | Hopkins Study: Prescription drug overdose deaths lower in states with legal medical marijuana
In states where it is legal to use medical marijuana […]
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12:47 PM | Natural Methane Seepage on U.S. Atlantic Ocean Margin Widespread
Natural methane leakage from the seafloor is far more widespread […]
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12:46 PM | 25 Years After Neptune: Reflections on Voyager
August 25, 1989: Neptune is in view. It is the […]
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8:38 AM | More than a Pair of Paradoxes
Every Insanely Mystifying Paradox in Physics: A Complete List I can’t vouch for this list being complete, and there’s the caveat that many (most?) paradoxes have perfectly sound explanations — it seems that sometimes paradox merely translates to not intuitively obvious — but it’s easy to get lost in some of these.
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8:35 AM | Inkjet-printed superparamagnetic polymer composite hemispheres
Researchers present the fabrication and characterization of large arrays of inkjet-printed superparamagnetic polymer composite (SPMPC) hemispherical microstructures. SPMPCs are appealing for applications in microsystems and nanorobotics due to the added functionality of polymers and the significant magnetic attributes of embedded nanostructures.
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7:43 AM | Silver nanoparticles with new optical properties for biomedical applications and sensors
For his PhD thesis Pedro Jose Rivero, graduate in Chemistry and Biochemistry, carried out research into the synthesis of silver nanoparticles and their subsequent incorporation into ultra-thin coatings.
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6:33 AM | Nanocosmos of cells under the magnifying glass
Scientists have managed to take a unique look at the membranes of human cells using a new technique. This technique that they have devised makes individual saccharified proteins and lipids visible at the molecular level.
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6:00 AM | RXTE codifica il ‘ritmo’ di un buco nero insolito in M82
Un gruppo di astronomi hanno svelato le ‘pulsazioni ritmiche’ di un particolare tipo di buco nero supermassiccio che si trova a 12 milioni di anni-luce dopo aver analizzato l’archivio dei dati del satellite della NASA Rossi X-ray Timing Explorer (RXTE). I segnali registrati dai ricercatori hanno permesso di identificare un oggetto di ‘taglia media’, denominato M82 […]
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4:37 AM | One Instrument for Raman, UV-Visible-NIR and Fluorescence Spectroscopy of Microscopic Samples
CRAIC Technologies has added Raman microspectroscopy to its flagship product: the 20/30 Perfect Vision microspectrophotometer.
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4:30 AM | RMIT delivers $AUD30m boost to micro- and nanotechnologies
The new MicroNano Research Facility (MNRF) will bring to Australia the world's first rapid 3D nanoscale printer and will support projects that span across the traditional disciplines of physics, chemistry, engineering, biology and medicine.
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4:24 AM | Materials scientists and mathematicians benefit from newly crafted polymers
The synthesis of a multicyclic type of polymer for the first time provides insights for tailoring polymer properties as well as the mathematics of complex geometries.

August 25, 2014

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10:55 PM | Messier Monday: The Flattened Fake-out Globular, M19
Through a telescope, this swarm of star appears extremely oblate. But is it really?Continue reading on Medium »
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9:41 PM | The End of the Old Solar System, the Beginning of the New
Today marks not one but two milestones in planetary exploration. It is the 25th anniversary of Voyager 2′s flight past Neptune, the most distant planet ever seen up close. It is also the exact day that the New Horizons spacecraft is crossing Neptune’s orbit on its way to Pluto, the mysterious world that marks the […]The post The End of the Old Solar System, the Beginning of the New appeared first on Out There.
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7:39 PM | “Could a Quantum Computer Have Subjective Experience?”
Author’s Note: Below is the prepared version of a talk that I gave two weeks ago at the workshop Quantum Foundations of a Classical Universe, which was held at IBM’s TJ Watson Research Center in Yorktown Heights, NY.  My talk is for entertainment purposes only; it should not be taken seriously by anyone.  If you reply in a way […]
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7:11 PM | Graphene drum could form future quantum memory (w/video)
Scientists have demonstrated that they can detect extremely small changes in position and forces on very small drums of graphene. Graphene drums have great potential to be used as sensors in devices such as mobile phones.
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7:00 PM | A Better Way to Build a Pyramid?
The Egyptian pyramids are some amazing works of engineering. The biggest, the Great Pyramid at Giza, held the record for nearly 3,800 years as the tallest man-made structure in the world. What's astounding is that each limestone and granite block weighing up to eighty tons had to be dragged from quarries miles away, then hoisted up to 400 feet before finally being laid in place. Two of the pyramids at Giza. Image: Ed Yourdon via WikimediaCommonsDoing that for one stone takes an […]
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6:34 PM | The song of the black hole
Black holes sing in harmony with themselves. The “notes” are flashes of light rather than sound, but black holes born from the death of very massive stars emit bursts as hot matter orbits close to the event horizon. That’s a natural consequence of the in-and-out motion of high-energy particle motion as strong gravity whips them […]
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5:41 PM | Il segreto dei cospiratori egiziani
Inizia come una spy story, Il segreto dei cospiratori egiziani, o come un fumetto noir, come afferma Baffo durante l'immancabile inseguimento sul tetto del treno in un incipit che, in effetti, sembra ispirato anche a Mistero sull'Orinet Express di Agatha Cristie.Dietro questo inizio al fulmicotone c'è una cospirazione ordita dal professor Baribari che, utilizzando il suo robot Cleopatra, cerca di riportare al suo antico splendore il Regno dell'Egitto e, da qui, conquistare il mondo […]
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2:54 PM | System automates reasoning, hypothesis generation over complete medical literature
With approximately 50 million scientific papers available in public databases– […]
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2:52 PM | Scientists grow organ in animal from cells created in lab
Laboratory-grown replacement organs have moved a step closer with the […]
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2:50 PM | Repurposing Anti-depressant Medication to Target Medulloblastoma
An international research team reports in Nature Medicine a novel […]
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2:49 PM | ‘Short Sleepers’ Cheery Despite Less Sleep
Do you only get six hours of sleep each night, […]
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