Archive: 22/08/2008

Engineering new uses for gold

The glitter of gold may hold more than just beauty, or so says a team of MIT researchers that is working on ways to use tiny gold rods to fight cancer, deliver drugs and more.

dateAug 22, 2008 in Condensed Matter
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Spitzer Reveals Stellar "Family Tree"

A new image from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope tells a tale of life and death, and reveals a rich family history. The striking infrared picture shows a colorful cosmic cloud, called W5, studded with multiple generations ...

dateAug 22, 2008 in Astronomy
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Seeing through tooth decay

Dental caries afflict at least 90% of the world's population at some time in their lives. Detecting the first signs of this disease, which can be lethal in extreme cases, just got easier thanks to work by researchers in India ...

dateAug 22, 2008 in Engineering
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Powerful donor motivators for fundraising

People are more likely to donate to pledge drive appeals when fundraisers tap into peoples' desire to help others, according to a new study in the Journal of Consumer Research. Donors are also more likely to respond to appeals ...

dateAug 22, 2008 in Other
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