Archive: 08/18/2006

Student Creates Electric Tweezers

The ability to sort cells or manipulate microscopic particles could soon be in the hands of small laboratories, high schools and amateur scientists, thanks to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School ...

Aug 18, 2006 4.7 / 5 (21) 0

Bacteria-based nanoclusters

Scientists from the research center Forschungszentrum Rossendorf (Germany) use the survival mechanism of special bacteria to produce solid nanoclusters out of palladium. The tiny bullets, only a few billions ...

Aug 18, 2006 4.2 / 5 (5) 0

Researcher urges nuclear waste options

The Bush administration is eagerly pushing nuclear power as a way to help solve the U.S. energy crisis. But in its new plan for nuclear waste management, the administration is taking the wrong approach, says an MIT professor ...

Aug 18, 2006 4.3 / 5 (7) 0

New Web database improves access to ionic liquid data

Chemical engineers and others designing "green" industrial processes using new ionic liquid solvents now have an important new resource, an on-line database of physical properties developed by the National Institute of Standards ...

Aug 18, 2006 4.3 / 5 (3) 0

Gene Gives a Boost to Tumor Suppression

Angiogenesis, or the growth of new blood vessels, is an important naturally occurring process in the body. As with normal tissues, tumors rely on angiogenesis to supply them with the oxygen and nutrients they need for growth.

Aug 18, 2006 4.8 / 5 (5) 0