Scientists create an "eye on reality" camera that sees invisible light

Harvard engineers make a breakthrough polarization camera.

  • Harvard researchers create a tiny camera that can see polarization.
  • Seeing the invisible light can help in numerous applications, from self-driving cars to satellites.
  • The scientists used nanotechnology to achieve this feat.
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The World’s 1st Molecular Robot Has Just Been Created by UK Scientists

One researcher called it “the ultimate in the miniaturization of machinery.”

 

Arm of a molecular robot. Photo: Nature.

We marvel at movies like Ant Man, Inner Space, and Fantastic Voyage, where someone or something can shrink down to the nanoscale and navigate a microscopic world. Although shrinking something down with some type of laser or energy field is all but impossible today, we are beginning to exact more and more control over tinier and tinier environments.

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Scientists Create Molecular Nanodrills That Destroy Cancer Cells

This could end the days of suffering through cancer treatment. 

 

Nanomachine destroying a prostate cancer cell. Notice the cytoplasm bubbling out. Rice University.

Anyone who has gone through cancer treatment or known someone who has, has seen how detrimental the side effects can be. My mother happens to be going through chemotherapy right now for breast cancer. Although it was an aggressive variety, they caught it early. It was surgically removed and she’s going through chemo only to avoid recurrence. Though I’m thankful for that, the chemo still makes her dreadfully nauseous and weak.

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MIT Freezes Water At Boiling Point

Forget everything you thought you knew about boiling and freezing, thanks to these MIT scientists.

 

This photo shows a glaciologist removing a core of ice to study the chemical make-up of its body dating back to 1840, in Law Dome Camp, Antartica, 1993. The 2016 MIT study in question happened at a nano-scale – so it'll be a while (or never) before they c

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Breakthrough Tech: Scientists Use Swarms of Nanorobots to Precisely Target Cancer Cells

Researchers announce a potential breakthrough in using nanotechnology to fight cancer.

Nanotechnology has always been something more out of the future than the present. It’s very promising tech with a variety of exciting applications that haven’t yet come to our everyday lives. Now scientists from several universities announced a breakthrough in cancer research that may truly fulfill the promise of nano tech. They developed nanorobots that can navigate through the bloodstream to precisely deliver the drug to the cancerous cells.

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