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NSF awards Cornell grant to deploy MATLAB on the TeraGrid

Cornell University announced today that the Cornell Center for Advanced Computing (CAC) in partnership with Purdue University has received a National Science Foundation award to deploy The MathWorks MATLAB on the TeraGrid as an experimental computing resource.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2009

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Freezing: a phenomenon that 'jumps'

The freezing of suspensions of particles is not always a uniform phenomenon; in certain conditions it leads to a modification of the redistribution of particles and the growth of crystals.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2009

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Tiny bubbles clean oil from water

Small amounts of oil leave a fluorescent sheen on polluted water. Oil sheen is hard to remove, even when the water is aerated with ozone or filtered through sand. Now, a University of Utah engineer has developed an inexpensive new method to remove oil sheen by repeatedly pressurizing and depressurizing ozone gas, creating microscopic bubbles that attack the oil so it can be removed by sand filters.

Posted: Nov 16th, 2009

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Cross-country runabouts - immune cells on the move

In order to effectively fight pathogens, even at remote areas of the human body, immune cells have to move quickly and in a flexible manner. Scientists have now deciphered the mechanism that illustrates how these mobile cells move on diverse surfaces.

Posted: Nov 15th, 2009

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NanoSystems Institute at UCLA to host global symposium on nanobiotechnology

The impact of nanotechnology developments on the current state of medicine and their implications for the future will be explored at the third annual Global Symposium on NanoBioTechnology, 'New Directions in NanoHealth: Diagnostics, Therapies, Drug Delivery, NanoSafety' on November 19-20, 2009 at California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA.

Posted: Nov 13th, 2009

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