Sandia develops next generation of screening devices

It might not be science fiction much longer. Researchers at Sandia National Laboratories are developing the next generation of screening devices that will identify hazardous and toxic materials even if concealed by clothing ...

Microhole technology produces new tools

The U.S. Department of Energy says new technology being developed for its 2-year-old Microhole Initiative is yielding new tools.

Satellite's return breaks ground for India

India joined the world's advanced international space community Monday by successfully bringing an orbiting satellite back to Earth.

Evidence of Ancient Galactic Collision Found, Confirmed

Astronomers surveying the nearby Andromeda galaxy have discovered an association of stars in its outskirts, which they believe to be part of a separate galaxy that merged with Andromeda about 700 million years ago. The discovery ...

Fingerprint Matching Techniques Need Reform

Fingerprint matches -- key to fighting international terrorism and keeping criminals off the street -- are no longer foolproof, warns a law professor at the University of California, Davis.

Nanoscale 'Egg' Kills Tumor Cells with Platinum

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed a nanoscale “egg” that could safely deliver platinum, a known anticancer agent, to tumor cells. Tests with this nanoscale egg, which has ...

Stephen Smale awarded Wolf Prize in mathematics

Stephen Smale, a Fields Medalist and a major contributor to many fields of mathematics, has received the prestigous Wolf Foundation Prize in Mathematics. Smale proved, among other things, that a sphere can be turned inside ...

Algae Toxin Identification Unravels Fish-Kill Mystery

A team of researchers from the Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, S.C., has uncovered a subtle chemical pathway by which normally inoffensive algae, Pfiesteria piscicida, can suddenly start producing a lethal toxin. ...

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