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Nanotubes as cancer sensors in living cells

A multidisciplinary team at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has developed carbon nanotubes that can be used as sensors for cancer drugs and other DNA-damaging agents inside living cells.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2009

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Light-driven plasmonic nanoswitch may pave way for new computers

The ability to stream videos online with the quality of high-end home theater systems, and to run computer programs a thousand times faster, are some of the future advances being made possible by a Penn State research team led by Tony Jun Huang, the James Henderson assistant professor of engineering science and mechanics.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2009

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3D liquid crystal device made with carbon nanotubes

Dr. Tim Wilkinson from the University of Cambridge Department of Engineering's Photonics Research Group has made an exciting breakthrough by combining liquid crystals with vertically grown carbon nanotubes to create a reconfigurable three-dimensional liquid crystal device structure.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2009

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Warming up to the Casimir force

Scientists at the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako, and co-workers at the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU), have shown for the first time that the Casimir force has a complex dependence on temperature.

Posted: Jan 16th, 2009

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