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Taking the 'random' out of a random laser

Random Lasers are tiny structures emitting light irregularly into different directions. Scientists at the Vienna University of Technology have now shown that these exotic light sources can be accurately controlled.

Jul 15th, 2013

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Nanoemulsion droplets hold big promise for NMR/MRI

Berkeley Lab researchers have shown that tiny bubbles carrying hyperpolarized xenon gas hold big promise for NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) and its sister technology, MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging), as these xenon carriers can be used to detect the presence and spatial distribution of specific molecules with far greater sensitivity than conventional NMR/MRI.

Jul 15th, 2013

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Micro and nanotechnologies for space applications (ESA roundtable)

Micro and nanotechnologies (MNT) for space applications will be the theme of this important meeting. It will take place in the new Swiss Tech Convention Center on 10-13 June 2014 and will host members from national delegations, space agencies, space and MNT industries, research centrers and universities.

Jul 15th, 2013

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Sculpting flow - making waves at the microscopic level

Researchers report on a new way of sculpting tailor-made fluid flows by placing microscale pillars in microfluidic channels. The method could allow clinicians to better separate white blood cells in a sample, increase mixing in industrial applications, and more quickly perform lab-on-a-chip-type operations.

Jul 12th, 2013

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Novel quantum dot-based technique sees 100 different molecules in a single cell

Better diagnosis and treatment of cancer could hinge on the ability to rapidly map out networks of dozens of molecules in individual tumor cells. New research from the University of Washington offers a more comprehensive way of analyzing a single cell's unique behavior and could reveal patterns that indicate why a cell will or will not become malignant.

Jul 12th, 2013

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Nanoparticles help disrupt tumor blood supply, destroy tumors

Researchers have shown that they can use a gold nanoparticle tumor necrosis factor-alpha system to enhance the effects of either thermal therapy or cryosurgery. Moreover, they demonstrated that they can use standard magnetic resonance imaging technology to visualize tumor destruction.

Jul 12th, 2013

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