Friday, January 13, 2006

Singularity!: Gold Nano-rods to Probe for Cancer

When the scientists inject these nanorods into a mouse and then focus a laser beam of light at a wavelength just longer than visible on its paper-thin ears, the gold flecks sparkle, or "fluoresce," as they move through the rodent's blood vessels. The gold nanorods glow almost 60 times brighter than the fluorescent dyes used in conventional imaging.

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Blogger Mrs. Peel said...

On a similar note, Allah, I found a story about cars being fitted with pedestrian recognition technology.

http://www.newscientist.com/article.ns?id=dn8574

The scientist says he expects cars to all be robots in 10-20 years.

Personally, I'm in favor of old-fashioned methods of pedestrian avoidance, like eyes. And women in black Halloween cat costumes could refrain from jumping in front of my car when I am driving 40 mph at midnight. (Talk about bad luck!)

January 13, 2006 12:36 PM  

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