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Why Carbon Nanotubes Spell Trouble For Cells
2011-09-19 04:10:52

It's been long known that asbestos spells trouble for human cells. Scientists have seen cells stabbed with spiky, long asbestos fibers, and the image is gory: Part of the fiber is protruding from the cell, like a quivering arrow that's found its mark.

2011-09-15 20:22:55

When lung cancer strikes, it often spreads silently into more advanced stages before being detected.

2011-09-07 14:10:20

A group of scientists from the University of Gothenburg and the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden, have become the first group in the world to demonstrate that theories about nanoscale spin waves agree with observations.

2011-08-24 17:40:08

A delicate balance of atomic forces can be exploited to make nanoparticle superclusters that are uniform in size—an attribute that's important for many nanotech applications but hard to accomplish.

2011-08-24 11:41:15

Graphene, considered the most exciting new material under study in the world of nanotechnology, just got even more interesting.

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2011-08-08 14:23:36

The discovery of a fundamental, previously unknown property of microbial nanowires in the bacterium Geobacter sulfurreducens that allows electron transport across long distances could revolutionize nanotechnology and bioelectronics.

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2011-07-18 08:00:15

A new technology for monitoring cellular interactions at the nano-scale provides detail never before achieved.

2011-07-11 20:08:36

University of Toronto researchers have derived inspiration from the photosynthetic apparatus in plants to engineer a new generation of nanomaterials that control and direct the energy absorbed from light.

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2011-06-29 08:31:44

A microlaser no bigger than a pinprick can accurately detect and count individual viruses, the particles that jumpstart cloud formation or those that contaminate the air we breathe.

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2011-04-20 08:56:48

A new biosensor microchip that could hold more than 100,000 magnetically sensitive nanosensors could speed up drug development markedly,


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