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  1. “NanoFlares” Illuminate Individual Cancer Cells
    11/20/2014

    Recently, a team from Northwestern University developed nanoparticles with a built-in fluorescent tag that are capable of identifying genetic biomarkers specific to cancer. Deemed “NanoFlares,” these particles operate inside the cell and can identify cancer cells in the bloodstream, potentially providing an early warning of metastasis.

  2. Dual-Action Nanoparticle Allows Fluorescence Imaging And MRI
    11/20/2014

    A hybrid nanoparticle has been developed that is compatible with both fluorescence imaging and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The new agent may allow a better real-time understanding of tumor biochemistry and drug delivery.

  3. NRL Scientists Discover Novel Metamaterial Properties Within Hexagonal Boron Nitride
    11/20/2014

    U.S. Naval Research Laboratory (NRL) scientists, in collaboration with researchers from the University of Manchester, U.K.; Imperial College, London; University of California San Diego; and the National Institute of Material Science (NIMS), Japan, have demonstrated that confined surface phonon polaritons within hexagonal boron nitride (hBN) exhibit unique metamaterial properties that enable novel nanoscale optical devices for use in optical communications, super-resolution imaging, and improved infrared cameras and detectors.

  4. A Jettisoned Black Hole?
    11/19/2014

    Astronomers have discovered an object in space that might be a black hole catapulted out of a galaxy.

  5. Spooky Alignment Of Quasars Across Billions Of Light-Years
    11/19/2014

    New observations with ESO’s Very Large Telescope (VLT) in Chile have revealed alignments over the largest structures ever discovered in the Universe.

  6. Scientists Spotlight Top Conservation Themes For Satellite Technology
    11/18/2014

    Scientists from the WCS (Wildlife Conservation Society), NASA, and other organizations have partnered to focus global attention on the contribution of satellites to biodiversity conservation in a recently released study entitled “Ten Ways Remote Sensing Can Contribute to Conservation,” featured in the latest edition of the scientific journal Conservation Biology.

  7. U.S. Radiology Departments Prepare For Ebola
    11/18/2014

    Radiologists from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and Emory University School of Medicine have issued a special report on radiology preparedness for handling cases of Ebola virus.

  8. New Model Clarifies Photoexcited Thin-Film Lattice Dynamics
    11/18/2014

    A research team from Germany developed an analytical model to describe the structural dynamics of photoexcited thin films and verified it by ultrafast X-ray diffraction.

  9. Field-Emission Plug-And-Play Solution For Microwave Electron Guns
    11/18/2014

    On a quest to design an alternative to the two complex approaches currently used to produce electrons within microwave electron guns, a team of researchers from Euclid TechLabs and Argonne National Laboratory's Center for Nanoscale Materials have demonstrated a plug-and-play solution capable of operating in this high-electric-field environment with a high-quality electron beam.

  10. Scientists Get To The Heart Of Fool's Gold As A Solar Material
    11/18/2014

    As the installation of photovoltaic solar cells continues to accelerate, scientists are looking for inexpensive materials beyond the traditional silicon that can efficiently convert sunlight into electricity.

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