Archive: 09/4/2007

Nanotechnology: What's that?

Nanoscience and nanotechnology are two of the hottest fields in research, investment, and manufacturing. Some hail nanotechnology as enabling "The Next Industrial Revolution."

dateSep 04, 2007 in Bio & Medicine
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Avocados may help prevent oral cancer

Nutrients taken from avocados are able to thwart oral cancer cells, killing some and preventing pre-cancerous cells from developing into actual cancers, according to researchers at Ohio State University.

dateSep 04, 2007 in Cancer
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Two Nanostructures Are Better Than One

Imagine using minuscule structures the size of molecules to harvest sunlight and convert it into electricity. Or employing the same structures to store hydrogen fuel so that it fits into a car’s gas tank. ...

dateSep 04, 2007 in Nanophysics
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Breaking down superfluidity

“One of the most exciting areas of research in the last few years has been the realization of the BEC-BCS crossover,” Wolfgang Ketterle tells PhsyOrg.com. Ketterle and a team of scientists at the MIT-Harvard Center for Ul ...

dateSep 04, 2007 in General Physics feature
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Bacteria from sponges make new pharmaceuticals

Thousands of interesting new compounds have been discovered inside the bodies of marine sponges according to scientists speaking today at the Society for General Microbiology’s 161st Meeting at the University of Edinburgh, ...

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