Scientists tailor light waves to desired frequencies

The ability to control light is vital for many of today’s technologies, most notably in communications and advanced computing. For example, by using materials from mirrors to nanoparticles, scientists can alter light’s ...

Pluto Isn't Even Largest Dwarf Planet

Die-hard Pluto fans still seeking redemption for their demoted planet have cause for despair this week. New data shows that the dwarf planet Eris is 27 percent more massive than Pluto, thereby strengthening the decree last ...

Double-Duty Nanoparticles Overcome Drug Resistance in Tumors

Cancer cells, like bacteria, can develop resistance to drug therapy. In fact, research suggests strongly that multidrug resistant cancer cells that remain alive after chemotherapy are responsible for the reappearance of tumors ...

Robots from 33 Countries Clash at RoboCup 2007

Nearly 300 teams from 33 countries are gearing up to compete at RoboCup 2007 Atlanta, the world’s most renowned competition for research robotics, at the Georgia Institute of Technology July 3-10.

Nano technique allows precise injection of living cells

Specialized pulsed lasers have been used to inject individual cells with a variety of materials, but little is known about how this type of injection might affect living cells. For the first time, researchers at Rensselaer ...

Plastic that grows on trees

Scientists took a giant step closer to the biorefinery this week, reporting in the June 15 issue of the journal Science that they have directly converted sugars ubiquitous in nature to an alternative source for those products ...

Sensing light with 'liquid Lego'

Scientists at Oxford University and Duke University in the United States have used tiny water droplets to build a unique microscopic light sensor.

New invention may allow thirsty crops to signal farmers

Corn and potato crops may soon provide information to farmers about when they need water and how much should be delivered, thanks to a University of Colorado at Boulder invention optioned to AgriHouse Inc., a Berthoud, Colo., ...

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