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darpaSuper-resolution 3-D microscopy images cells in unprecedented detail

A new ultra-high resolution “nanoscope” is capable of taking 3-D images of an entire cell and its cellular constituents in unprecedented detail, an advance that could reveal biological phenomena never before seen and bring new medical insights. The work was …

physicsLowest temperature ever in solids using laser cooling

When most people think about lasers, they usually imagine them generating heat and even setting something on fire. But, for a group of scientists in The University of New Mexico’s Department of Physics & Astronomy, lasers are actually being used …

lasersImproved cervical cancer test could detect 600 cancers per year in the UK that are currently missed

The NHS in England is introducing a “superior” test for cervical cancer, following a successful pilot programme. Experts say it is a switch that could pick up an extra 600 cancers a year. Women invited for a routine smear test …

futureNATO needs to armor up its defense of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania

From the perspective of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO), Russia’s threat to the three Baltic republics of Estonia, Latvia, and Lithuania — former Soviet republics, now member states that border Russian territory — may be the most problematic scenario …

energyChina has a successful sixth hypersonic glide vehicle test

China carried out a sixth flight test of its new high-speed nuclear attack vehicle on Monday designed to defeat U.S. missile defenses or carry out global strikes. The ultra-fast maneuvering strike weapon known as the DF-ZF hypersonic glide vehicle was …

broadbandGenetically engineered virus called talimogene laherparepvec (T-VEC) has been approved by the FDA to treat advanced melanoma

Nature reports that the First cancer-fighting virus has been approved. An engineered herpesvirus that provokes an immune response against cancer has become the first treatment of its kind to be approved for use in the United States, paving the way …

europeNew family of light-converting materials points to cheaper, more efficient solar power and LEDs

Engineers are shining new light on an emerging family of solar-absorbing materials that could clear the way for cheaper and more efficient solar panels and LEDs. The materials, called perovskites, are particularly good at absorbing visible light, but had never …

communicationsAntiaging Rapamycin used to boost immune response in humans

Mannick and her colleagues decided to investigate whether a rapamycin-like drug could reverse the natural decline that elderly people experience in their ability to fight off infections. In the clinical trial, more than 200 people age 65 and older randomly …

carbon nanotubes$10 trillion would be needed to rebuild the electric grid to integrate solar and wind on a large scale

Andrew Dodson presents “Issues Integrating Renewables: Chasing the Wind on a Cloudy Day” at TEAC6 in Chicago (2014). There economic and technical problems with using a lot of solar and wind. Solar is subsidized with net metering where the utility …

future3D printing huge objects will impact the world economy not small hobbyist crap

China is investing heavily in 3D printing, just like those in the U.S. and Europe. In June, China announced a gigantic 3D printer, which they claimed was the world’s largest at the time, with a 1.8 meter build diameter. Basically …