Archive: 7/03/2011

Buckyballs... throwing astronomers a curve

When I first heard about buckyballs a couple of decades ago, I had nothing but the deepest respect for anyone who understood abstract ideas like string theory and branes. After all, how often were you likely to discuss Buckminster ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Astronomy
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Ultra fast photodetectors out of carbon nanotubes

Single-walled carbon nanotubes are promising building blocks for future optoelectronic devices. But conventional electronic measurements were not able to resolve the ultra fast optoelectronic dynamics of the nanotubes. Now ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Nanophysics
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Using a molecular switch to turn on cancer vaccines

The immune system is capable of recognizing tumor growth, and naturally mounts an anti-cancer defense. Dendritic cells (DCs) can take up tumor-derived molecules (antigens) and present them to T cells, and those "primed" T ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Cancer
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