Archive: 12/10/2007

Scientists sort cells with beams of light

Separating out particular kinds of cells from a sample could become faster, cheaper and easier thanks to a new system developed by MIT researchers that involves levitating the cells with light.

Dec 10, 2007 4.4 / 5 (7) 2

The most wonderful time of the year?

While the day after Thanksgiving has been the unofficial holiday-shopping kickoff since the 1920s, shoppers this autumn may have found Christmas ornaments displayed not far from the Halloween costumes. The Berkeleyan spoke ...

Dec 10, 2007 5 / 5 (1) 0

New research promises personalized dietary guidelines

Better diets for fighting diabetes, obesity and heart disease may soon be only a finger-prick away. By analyzing the unique metabolic changes in an individual’s body, researchers hope to develop more personalized dietary ...

Dec 10, 2007 4.2 / 5 (5) 0

Wind power explored off California's coast

In many ways, wind energy seems an ideal energy source. Fields of mighty turbines spinning in rhythm could harness carbonless power and shuttle it off to homes and industries. But questions remain about the feasibility of ...

Dec 10, 2007 4.7 / 5 (11) 1