Science

First Light for ESPRESSO — the Next Generation Planet Hunter

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The Echelle SPectrograph for Rocky Exoplanet and Stable Spectroscopic Observations (ESPRESSO) has successfully made its first...

Researchers advance technique to detect ovarian cancer: Rice, MD Anderson use fluorescent carbon nanotube probes to achieve first in vivo success

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Rice University and MD Anderson researchers have developed a technique that uses fluorescent nanotube-based probes to locate specific...

Going swimmingly: Biotemplates breakthrough paves way for cheaper nanobots: By using bacterial flagella as a template for silica, researchers have demonstrated an easier way to make propulsion systems for nanoscale swimming robots

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Trajectory of a templated helical silica nanoswimmer manually controlled to move in an approximate figure-eight pattern; scale bar is 5 μm...

MUSE Probes Uncharted Depths of Hubble Ultra Deep Field

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Astronomers using the MUSE instrument on ESO’s Very Large Telescope in Chile have conducted the deepest spectroscopic survey...

A transistor of graphene nanoribbons: Breakthrough in Nanoelectronics

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The microscopic ribbons lie criss-crossed on the gold substrate.

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Drug-delivering nanoparticles seek and destroy elusive cancer stem cells

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Illinois researchers developed nanoparticles that can target cancer stem cells (yellow), the rare cells within a tumor (blue) that can...

NASA Builds its Next Mars Rover Mission

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his artist's rendition depicts NASA's Mars 2020 rover studying a Mars rock outrcrop. The mission will not only seek...

Newly Discovered Twin Planets Could Solve Puffy Planet Mystery

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Upper left: Schematic of the K2-132 system on the main sequence. Lower left: Schematic of the K2-...