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June 23/30, 2008

Nanoparticles for stem cells

Changing stem cells into specific types of mature cells means administering the right growth factors, which are hormones or other proteins. [more]

Cell taxis

A biochip that generates microscopic droplets and separates large populations of cells one to a droplet promises to improve medical and biological research. [more]

Excitons juice up light switches

A more efficient generation of circuits that control telecommunications light signals could be on the way following the development of an excitonic integrated circuit. [more]

Software puts images on the map

An image processing system can tell where in the world any given outdoor photograph was taken with an accuracy 30 times better than chance. [more]

Graphics system melds real and virtual light

One of the biggest challenges in blending real and computer-generated images in real-time is getting the lighting right. [more]

Software turns up illusion

The right patterns in the right colors can produce the illusion of motion. [more]


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