Archive: 02/26/2007

Quantum Rods and Dots Image Cancer Cells

Brightly fluorescent quantum dots and quantum rods are quickly becoming important tools for identifying specific molecules and cells in living systems. Two new reports demonstrate some of the ways in which cancer researchers ...

Feb 26, 2007
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Center will study small-scale fluidics

A U.S. fluidics center has been awarded $7.2 million for a three-year project to advance science that's key to unlocking a vast array of new technologies.

Feb 26, 2007
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Sex hormone signaling helps burn calories

Any dieter can tell you: Body weight is a function of how much food you eat and how much energy you use. The trick to maintaining a healthy weight lies in regulating the balance. Now new research from Rockefeller ...

Feb 26, 2007
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Grand Theft Pluto

When New Horizons, NASA's Pluto-bound spacecraft, swings by Jupiter on Feb. 28th, it will pick up a few souvenirs along the way – photos, data, and an extra 9000 miles per hour courtesy of the largest planet ...

Feb 26, 2007
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Cosmic Vision 2015-2025: ready to launch

Within a few weeks, ESA will invite the scientific community to propose the first missions for Cosmic Vision 2015-2025. The first medium-class mission should be launched in the 2016-2017 timeframe at the latest. ...

Feb 26, 2007
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A climate-change amplifying mechanism

During the past ninety thousand years there were alternating hot and cold periods lasting several thousand years each which resulted in a modification of global oceanic circulation. With the help of paleoclimatic and paleooceanographic ...

Feb 26, 2007
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