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Space elevator groups form new international consortium

A coalition of leaders in the Space Elevator movement today announced the formation of The International Space Elevator Consortium (ISEC), a new independent group designed to promote standards and foster research relating to the construction of an Elevator to Space at the global level.

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2008

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New paper systematically reviews carbon nanotube cytotoxicity

A new paper systematically reviews most of the experimental results reported in the literatures. The emphasis was placed on the examination of a variety of factors affecting CNTs cytotoxicity, including species of CNTs, impurities contained, lengths of CNTs, aspect ratios, chemical modification, and assaying methods of cytotoxicity

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2008

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Princeton researchers discover new type of laser

A Princeton-led team of researchers has discovered an entirely new mechanism for making common electronic materials emit laser beams. The finding could lead to lasers that operate more efficiently and at higher temperatures than existing devices, and find applications in environmental monitoring and medical diagnostics.

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2008

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Xiangshan symposium addresses molecular imaging

Under the auspices of the Xiangshan Science Conferences (XSSC), a symposium was held from 18 to 20 December in Beijing to deal with the key science and technology issues in molecular imaging and related application.

Posted: Dec 22nd, 2008

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Enter the Legends of the Legacy Archives contest

Can you think of an ACS Legacy Archives article that has attained near-legendary status in your area of research or a related field? Here's your chance to win a great prize and share your favorite research with the scientific community.

Posted: Dec 19th, 2008

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