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melanoma

Cancer Immunotherapy Uses Melanin Against Melanoma

Researchers have developed a melanin-enhanced cancer immunotherapy technique that can also serve as a vaccine, based on early experiments done in a mouse model....
cancer

Nanoshells Could Deliver More Chemo with Fewer Side Effects

Researchers investigating ways to deliver high doses of cancer-killing drugs inside tumors have shown they can use a laser and light-activated gold nanoparticles to...
Plasmonic Metamaterial

Spin-Current Generation Gets Mid-IR Boost with Plasmonic Metamaterial

Over the last few years, researchers have demonstrated that light can serve as a spin-current generator, creating currents of angular momentum, in optical nanostructures...
radar sensor

New Radar Sensor Provides Clear Vision in Any Weather

DARPA’s Video Synthetic Aperture Radar (ViSAR) program recently completed flight tests, successfully demonstrating a new sensor that can capture real-time video through clouds.The ViSAR...
sensor

Dormant, Yet Always-Alert Sensor Awakes Only in the Presence of a...

Here’s your task. Build a tiny sensor that detects a signature of infrared (IR) wavelengths characteristic of a hot tailpipe, a wood fire, or...
lung transplant

Bold UVA Research Could End Lung Shortages, save Lives of Recipients

Researchers at the University of Virginia School of Medicine have received more than $8.6 million in federal grants to support efforts that could dramatically...
green laser

Low-Energy RHIC Electron Cooling Gets Green Light, Literally

Aligning a sequence of amplifiers and mirrors with hair-thin precision on a tabletop anchored to a steel block deep underground, scientists at the U.S....
3D printer

Tucking in to NIST’s ‘3D Printer’ Testbed

3D printing of metal objects is a booming industry, with the market for products and services worth more than an estimated $2.3 billion in...
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Group Develops Way to Shape Pulses of Intense Infrared Light

To capture fast-moving action in a dimly lit environment, a photographer will use the combination of a fast shutter speed and a quick burst...
THz camera

THz Camera Sees Through Matter

Terahertz imaging could be a prime candidate for non-destructive testing. THz rays are non-ionizing and low-energy (from 0.3 THz to 10 THz), and have...
Catalysts

Nanoparticle Catalysts Outperform Single Metal Atoms

The ScienceScientists at Northwestern University, University of California at Santa Barbara, and Argonne National Laboratory determined that the active sites for two reactions involving...
nanorods

Uniform “Hairy” Nanorods Have Potential Energy, Biomedical Applications

Materials scientists have developed a new strategy for crafting one-dimensional nanorods from a wide range of precursor materials. Based on a cellulose backbone, the...
solar cells

Kaist Team Develops Semi-transparent Solar Cells with Thermal Mirror Capability

Modern architects prefer to build exteriors designed with glass mainly from artistic or cost perspectives. Scientists, however, go one step further and see opportunities...
mid-infrared laser system

New Mid-infrared Laser System Could Detect Atmospheric Chemicals

Researchers at MIT and elsewhere have found a new way of using mid-infrared lasers to turn regions of molecules in the open air into...
Mannose

Regardless of Weight, Mannose Levels Point to Diabetes Risk

Mannose, a simple sugar that occurs as a component of many natural polysaccharides, has been identified as a biomarker for diabetes, says Adil Mardinoglu,...
nircam

Lockheed Martin Readies One of the Most Sensitive IR Instruments Ever...

NIRCam’s optical performance key to James Webb Space Telescope’s eyesight
photonics

EU launches three advanced pilot lines in photonics

Three major Pilot Lines, which help SMEs take photonics technologies from lab into market, have been launched today by the Photonics Public Private Partnership...