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The promise and peril of nanotechnology

Scientists at Northwestern University have found a way to detect metastatic breast cancer by arranging strands of DNA into spherical shapes and using them to cover a tiny particle of gold, creating a "nano-flare" that lights ...

dateMar 26, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Improving nanosafety through research

Nanotechnology is expected to be one of the vital technological drivers for transforming the EU into a true Innovation Union. From improving cosmetics and fabrics to helping to preserve food for longer, the potential for ...

dateFeb 14, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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Researchers take magnetic waves for a spin

Researchers at New York University have developed a method for creating and directing fast moving waves in magnetic fields that have the potential to enhance communication and information processing in computer chips and ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Lungs may suffer when certain elements go nano

( —Nanoparticles are used in all kinds of applications—electronics, medicine, cosmetics, even environmental clean-ups. More than 2,800 commercially available applications are now based on nanoparticles, and by ...

dateJan 28, 2014 in Bio & Medicine
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