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New Laser sensor could lead way to handheld bomb-detectors

New Laser sensor could lead way to handheld bomb-detectors

A team of researchers led by Xiang Zhang, professor of mechanical engineering at the University of California, Berkeley, has created a lasing plasmon explosives-sniffing nanosensor that is free of metal losses and operates at a scale far below the diffraction limit for visible light.1 The sensor consists of a layer of the semiconductor cadmium sulfide on top of a silver ... Read More »

Scientists Find Boron Buckyball

Scientists Find Boron Buckyball

New research has proven that boron has the ability to form a cage-like molecule similar to a buckyball that has helped bring in the nanotechnology era. Scientists working together from Brown University and Shanxi University and Tsinghua University in China have shown that a cluster of 40 boron atoms forms a hollow molecular cage similar to a carbon buckyball. Read More »

Women see ladies in red as sexual rivals, Study

Women see ladies in red as sexual rivals, Study

The colors you wear can speak volumes. Men are apparently more attracted to a woman in red than, say, a woman in white, and women see red when they see other women in red. Through five psychological experiments, Andrew Elliot, professor of psychology, and Daniela Niesta, post-doctoral researcher, demonstrate that the color red makes men feel more amorous toward women. ... Read More »

Vancouver : Here’s your chance to name a baby orca

Vancouver : Here’s your chance to name a baby orca

For whale enthusiasts in British Columbia and Washington Springer (A73), a member of B.C.’s A4 pod of northern resident killer whales, is a household name. She made headlines in 2002 after becoming orphaned at two-years-old and was found sick and alone near Seattle, hundreds of kilometres from home. A few months later Springer was successfully rescued, rehabilitated and released back ... Read More »

Jamie Dimon : JPMorgan CEO diagnosed with cancer

Jamie Dimon : JPMorgan CEO diagnosed with cancer

JPMorgan Chase & Co Chief Executive Officer Jamie Dimon said he has been diagnosed with throat cancer but that the ailment is curable and he plans to remain actively involved in the largest U.S. bank’s business. In a memo to the bank’s employees and shareholders on Tuesday, Dimon, 58, said the cancer was caught at an early stage and is ... Read More »