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With Magnetic Nanoparticles, Scientists Remotely Control Neurons And Animal Behavior

July 6, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( University at Buffalo ) Clusters of heated, magnetic nanoparticles targeted to cell membranes can remotely control ion channels, neurons and even animal behavior, according to a paper published by University at Buffalo physicists in Nature Nanotechnology.

Multicolor Quantum Dots Aid In Cancer Biopsy Diagnosis

July 6, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Emory University ) The tunable fluorescent nanoparticles known as quantum dots make ideal tools for distinguishing and identifying rare cancer cells in tissue biopsies. Researchers at Emory and Georgia Tech have learned how multicolor quantum dots linked to antibodies can...

A Pinch Of Light

July 6, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( American Friends of Tel Aviv University ) A new tool developed by Tel Aviv University, holographic optical tweezers, use holographic technology to manipulate up to 300 nanoparticles at a time, such as beads of glass or polymer, that are too small and delicate to be handled with...


Shocking Results From Diamond Anvil Cell Experiments

July 6, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory ) Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory physicists are using an ultra-fast laser-based technique they dubbed "nanoshocks" for something entirely different. In fact, the "nanoshocks" have such a small spatial scale that scientists can use...

Transformation Optics Make A U-turn For The Better

July 6, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( DOE/Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory ) Berkeley researchers have combined the scientific fields of transformation optics and plasmonics to demonstrate that with only moderate modifications of the dielectric component of a metamaterial, the physical space through which light...

Multi-layered Images Projected Onto Water Droplets With Carnegie Mellon Technology

July 6, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Carnegie Mellon University ) AquaLux 3-D, a new projection technology developed at Carnegie Mellon University's Robotics Institute, can target light onto and between individual water droplets, enabling text, video and other moving or still images to be displayed on multiple layers...

Changing Climate Could Alter Meadows' Ecosystems, Says ISU Researcher

July 6, 2010 10:28 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Iowa State University ) Iowa State University researcher Diane Debinski has been studying the meadows in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem of the Rocky Mountains since 1992 and she believes changing climate could affect the diversity of plants and animals in the region.

New TGen Technology Reduces Storage Needs And Costs For Genomic Data

July 6, 2010 10:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( The Translational Genomics Research Institute ) A new computer data compression technique called Genomic SQueeZ, developed by the Translational Genomics Research Institute, will allow genetic researchers and others to store, analyze and share massive volumes of data in less space...


Danaher, Cooper Form Joint Venture

July 6, 2010 9:28 am | by | Comments

Medical equipment maker Danaher Corp. and Cooper Industries have completed the formation of their joint venture to blend some of their tool manufacturing businesses.

Italian Farmers Protest Blue Mozzarella

July 6, 2010 9:28 am | by | Comments

Thousands of?farmers are massing at Italy's border with Austria to protest the importation of sub-quality foods claiming to be Italian following a 'blue' mozzarella scandal.

AP: Economic Stress Eases In May

July 6, 2010 9:28 am | by | Comments

Two-thirds of U.S. counties became economically healthier in May, thanks to more Midwest manufacturing jobs and fewer home foreclosures in the Sun Belt, according to?AP analysis.

China's Geely Wins Approval To Buy Volvo

July 6, 2010 9:28 am | by | Comments

EU said it sees no antitrust problems with?Geely's $1.8 billion acquisition of Volvo Cars from Ford because the takeover won't give either company the power to damage rivals.

U.N. Sets Melamine Limit For Global Food Safety

July 6, 2010 9:28 am | by | Comments

An international food safety meeting set the first global limits for melamine contamination in...

Nokia To Sell Modem Unit For $200 Million

July 6, 2010 9:24 am | by InformationWeek | Comments

Renesas will purchase Nokia's wireless modem business to develop advanced technologies for LTE and HSPA+.

Test Laboratory For Solar Technology In New Mexico

July 6, 2010 8:26 am | by EurekAlert | Comments

( Fraunhofer-Gesellschaft ) As part of a joint venture with the VDE Institute and the Canadian Standards Association Group, Fraunhofer has joined in laying the cornerstone for a new international test laboratory for photovoltaic modules. A city in one of the sunniest states in the...


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