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Woman Beaten To Death In McDonalds By Cult Member In China

A woman has been beaten to death in a Chinese branch of McDonalds allegedly by a man who angry she had not given him her number.<p>Six members of a …

Scientists discover how to turn light into matter after 80-year quest

(<i>Nanowerk News</i>) Imperial College London physicists have discovered how to create matter from light - a feat thought impossible when the idea was …

The Tech Guys

What is nanotechnology?

During the Middle Ages, philosophers attempted to transmute base materials into gold in a process called alchemy. While their efforts proved …

Nanotech

Nanotechnology can launch a new age of space exploration

Nasa and the European Space Agency have some ambitious plans. But if manned missions to Mars, super-thin spacesuits and shoebox-sized shuttles become a reality, then nanotechnology will undoubtedly have played a key role<p>Launching equipment into space is an expensive business: it costs $10,000 …

Nanotech

In the antiquities, nanoparticles were used by the Damascans to create swords with exceptionally sharp edges and the Romans to craft iridescent glassware. So were these archaic artisans also nanotechnologists? And what can today's scientists learn from such historic artefacts?<p>The ancient empires of …

Nanotech

Researchers split water into hydrogen, oxygen using light, nanoparticles | Kurzweil

Transmission electron micrograph of cobalt oxygen nanoparticles (credit: Longb Liao et al./ <i>Nature Nanotechnology</i>)<p>Researchers from the University of …

Chinese Academy of Sciences

4 Weird Facts About Black Holes?

<b>4 Weird Facts About Black Holes?</b><p><b>Black Holes Are Not Black</b><p>The second law of thermodynamics describes increasing entropy, or disorder, in a system, but …

Scientists propose collider that could turn light into matter

A pair of researchers predicted a method for turning light into matter 80 years ago, and now a new team of scientists are proposing a technique that could make that method happen in the purest way yet. The proposed method involves colliding two photons — the massless particles of light — that have …

Modified measles virus destroys cancer in early clinical trial

Promising early results from a clinical trial at the Mayo Clinic out this week suggest that a modified version of the measles virus can be used to target cancer cells and put the condition into remission. Researchers intravenously delivered 10,000 times the typical dosage of measles vaccine to two …

How extreme isolation warps the mind

When people are isolated from human contact, their mind can do some truly bizarre things, says Michael Bond. Why does this happen?<p>Sarah Shourd’s mind began to slip after about two months into her incarceration. She heard phantom footsteps and flashing lights, and spent most of her day crouched on …