Voters show paradoxical views of political mavericks

(PhysOrg.com) -- Republican Senator John McCain has staked his bid for the U.S. presidency on his reputation as a “political maverick,” a politician who is unafraid to cross party lines to “vote his conscience” on ...

Astronauts To Vote From Space

(PhysOrg.com) -- In this day and age, people engage in their right to vote from all over the world. But this Nov. 4, few ballots will have traveled as far as those cast by two NASA astronauts.

Nanodiamond Drug Device Could Transform Cancer Treatment

A team of investigators at Northwestern University has developed a promising nanomaterial-based biomedical device that could be used to deliver chemotherapy drugs locally to sites where cancerous tumors have been surgically ...

Seeing Nanotubes Targeting Tumors In Vivo

Carbon nanotubes have significant potential for delivering both imaging and therapeutic agents to tumors, but there is still a need to better quantify how well these rolled-up sheets of graphite can target tumors. Now, thanks ...

Rising CO2 'will hit reefs harder'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Rising CO2 levels in the world's oceans could deliver a disastrous blow to the ability of coral reefs to withstand climate change.

UMC Announces Industry's First 28nm SRAMs

UMC, a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has manufactured the foundry industry's first fully functional 28nm SRAM chips. The chips are based on UMC's independently developed low-leakage (LL) process ...

Inland ants prefer salty snacks to sweet

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ants prefer salty snacks to sugary ones, at least in inland areas that tend to be salt-poor, according to a new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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