Archive: 07/3/2007

Breakthrough With Ultra-Fast Xrays

Electromagnetically-induced transparency, or EIT, has been known in the visible realm for quite some time. The process is used to control such characteristics as dispersion and absorption in gases, allowing the gases to become ...

Jul 03, 2007 4.6 / 5 (42) 0 feature

Fat kills cancer

Researchers in Slovakia have been able to derive mesenchymal stem cells from human adipose, or fat, tissue and engineer them into “suicide genes” that seek out and destroy tumors like tiny homing missiles. This gene ...

Jul 03, 2007 4.6 / 5 (7) 0

Color is in the eye of the beholder

In some regions of Central Europe, salad dressing is made preferably with pumpkin seed oil, which has a strong characteristic nutty flavor and striking color properties. Indeed, in a bottle it appears red, but it looks green ...

Jul 03, 2007 3.2 / 5 (5) 0

Smart Suit Doesn't Miss a Beat

Imagine wearing a smart T-shirt or a suit embedded with tiny electronics that can monitor your heart or respiratory function wirelessly. When dirty, you take it off and throw it in the wash or have it dry-cleaned.

Jul 03, 2007 4.1 / 5 (8) 0

Today's waste, tomorrow's fuel

A Cardiff University research collaboration is working to recycle precious metals from road dusts and vehicle exhausts to create greener energy.

Jul 03, 2007 4.5 / 5 (4) 0