Current Headlines

  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. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. Ophir Photonics Enhances Camera And Optics For BeamWatch, Industry's First Non-Contact Industrial Beam Monitoring System
    11/18/2014

    Ophir Photonics, global leader in precision laser measurement equipment and a Newport Corporation brand, recently announced BeamWatch 1.2, the next version of the industry's first non-contact, focus spot size and position monitor for very high power YAG and fiber lasers. Designed for material processing applications, BeamWatch now features a new, higher sensitivity camera that allows for increased accuracy at lower power levels.

  6. Artificial Retina Could Aid The Visually Impaired
    11/17/2014

    Researchers recently developed a composite structure has been shown to detect light and transmit signals to retinal neurons. The carbon nanotube and semiconductor nanorod film could serve as a compact replacement for damaged retinas.

  7. Philae Lander Sends First-Ever Images From A Comet
    11/17/2014

    The Philae lander, the first human spacecraft to ever land on a comet, has sent back initial images from the surface. After a touch-and-go landing, the probe settled on the surface of the comet that it has been chasing since 2004.

  8. Graphene/Nanotube Hybrid Benefits Flexible Solar Cells
    11/17/2014

    Rice University scientists have invented a novel cathode that may make cheap, flexible dye-sensitized solar cells practical.

  9. Revolutionary Solar-Friendly Form Of Silicon Shines
    11/17/2014

    Silicon is the second most-abundant element in the earth's crust. When purified, it takes on a diamond structure, which is essential to modern electronic devices--carbon is to biology as silicon is to technology.

  10. Hiding In Plain Sight: Elusive Dark Matter May Be Detected With GPS Satellites
    11/17/2014

    The everyday use of a GPS device might be to find your way around town or even navigate a hiking trail, but for two physicists, the Global Positioning System might be a tool in directly detecting and measuring dark matter, so far an elusive but ubiquitous form of matter responsible for the formation of galaxies.

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