Archive: 07/09/2008

Improving Quantum Dot Synthesis

Materials researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have developed a simplified, low-cost process for producing high-quality, water-soluble quantum dots for biomedical applications. By using a laboratory ...

Jul 09, 2008
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A 'red flag' for expanding biofuels in the tropics

Biofuels, by recycling atmospheric carbon, are a potential boon to the world's ailing climate. But efforts in the tropics to significantly expand biofuel production by replacing tropical forests with oil palm, sugarcane and ...

Jul 09, 2008
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Seeing the universe through gamma-ray eyes

The scientists have stopped holding their breath. Three weeks after the launch of the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope (GLAST), researchers from Stanford University, the Stanford Linear Accelerator Center and elsewhere ...

Jul 09, 2008
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Combining medical knowledge to save lives

European researchers hope to gain more insight into cardiovascular disease by combining clinical, laboratory and metabolic records with genomic data. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the biggest killer among chronic diseases, cla ...

Jul 09, 2008
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