Plasmons convert light into a voltage

Discovery of "plasmoelectric effect" could lead to new solar cells

8 hours ago from Physics World

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Google's next search tool is a pill that spreads through your blood and diagnoses cancer

We usually associate taking medicine with recovering from an illness, but in the future swallowing a pill could be the first step to diagnosing diseases from cancer to heart problems.

Wed 29 Oct 14 from The Independent

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Lord of the microrings: Team reports breakthrough in microring laser cavities

A significant breakthrough in laser technology has been reported by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)'s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California ...

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Biology meets geometry: Describing geometry of common cellular structure

Architecture imitates life, at least when it comes to those spiral ramps in multistory parking garages. Stacked and connecting parallel levels, the ramps are replications of helical structures ...

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Making lab-grown tissues stronger

Lab-grown tissues could one day provide new treatments for injuries and damage to the joints, including articular cartilage, tendons and ligaments.

23 hours ago from Medical Xpress

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Could copper prevent spread of Ebola?

Research from the University of Southampton has indicated that copper could help to prevent the spread of Ebola.

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Mirror image RNA enzymes may hold clues to origin of life

Enzymes that produce a mirror image of themselves may solve a 30-year-old puzzle

16 hours ago from Science Now

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Laser-propulsion could give space rockets a serious boost

Russian scientists have proposed a novel way to accelerate a spaceship while in flight firing a ground-based laser up its backside. The new technique uses a plasma flow caused by laser ablation ...

2 hours ago from Gizmag

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Active, biodegradable packaging for oily products

The BIOMAT research group has developed a single-layer, biodegradable container from agro-industrial by-products suitable for both liquid and solid oily products.

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Tiny carbon nanotube pores make big impact

A team led by the Lawrence Livermore scientists has created a new kind of ion channel based on short carbon nanotubes, which can be inserted into synthetic bilayers and live cell membranes to ...

Wed 29 Oct 14 from

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