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  1. Multi-Tasking Nanoparticle Combines Imaging And Therapeutics
    8/28/2014

    Using nanoparticles for diagnosis is a hot area of research, as is the use of nanoparticles for therapeutic delivery. Combining the two functions together in a single nanoparticle, however, is a new step forward from UC Davis researchers. 

  2. Identifying Long-Distance Threats – New 3D Technology Could Improve CCTV Images
    8/27/2014

    A new government-funded study aims to develop 3D imaging technology to make it easier to identify suspicious objects from a long way off.

  3. Integral Catches Dead Star Exploding In A Blaze Of Glory
    8/27/2014

    Astronomers using ESA’s Integral gamma-ray observatory have demonstrated beyond doubt that dead stars known as white dwarfs can reignite and explode as supernovae. The finding came after the unique signature of gamma rays from the radioactive elements created in one of these explosions was captured for the first time.

  4. NASA Telescopes Uncover Early Construction Of Giant Galaxy
    8/27/2014

    Astronomers have for the first time caught a glimpse of the earliest stages of massive galaxy construction. The building site, dubbed “Sparky,” is a dense galactic core blazing with the light of millions of newborn stars that are forming at a ferocious rate.

  5. Scientists Craft A Semiconductor Junction Only Three Atoms Thick
    8/26/2014

    Scientists have developed what they believe is the thinnest-possible semiconductor, a new class of nanoscale materials made in sheets only three atoms thick.

  6. Photon Speedway Puts Big Data In The Fast Lane
    8/26/2014

    A series of experiments conducted by Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC) researchers is shedding new light on the photosynthetic process.

  7. Brighter, Busier SPIE Optics + Photonics Draws International Crowd To San Diego
    8/26/2014

    New research in nanoscience and optical engineering, visions for next-generation wearable technology, and inspiration for the International Year of Light 2015 among numerous highlights at this year’s brighter, busier SPIE Optics + Photonics in the San Diego, California, Convention Center.

  8. New DARPA Program Aimed At Developing Novel, Patient-Centric Therapies
    8/26/2014

    The body’s peripheral nervous system constantly monitors the status of internal organs and helps regulate biological responses to infection, injury or other imbalances. When this regulatory process goes awry due to injury or illness, peripheral nerve signals can actually exacerbate a condition, causing pain, inflammation or immune dysfunction.

  9. Laser Pulse Turns Glass Into A Metal
    8/26/2014

    Quartz glass does not conduct electric current, it is a typical example of an insulator. With ultra-short laser pulses, however, the electronic properties of glass can be fundamentally changed within femtoseconds (1 fs = 10^-15 seconds). If the laser pulse is strong enough, the electrons in the material can move freely.

  10. Free-Of-Charge VCLIB With More Than 300 Functions: Vision Components Extends Standard Software Library
    8/26/2014

    Vision Components has considerably extended the functional range of its VCLIB image processing library. Comprising software expertise gathered in more than 20 years in the image processing field, VCLIB offers a unique combination of algorithms refined and optimized for VC’s embedded systems.

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