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Nanomedicine Kills Brain Cancer Cells!

Scientists from the University of Chicago and the U.S. Department of Energy have developed the first nanoparticles that seek out and destroy GMB brain cancer cells! Nanoparticles killed up to 80% of the brain cancer cells after just five minutes of exposure to white light, showing the promise of nanomedicine -- highly-specific intervention at the molecular scale. And researchers have also used gold nanospheres to search out and then "cook" skin cancer cells with light -- "It's basically like putting a cancer cell in hot water and boiling it to death," says one researcher.

Charlotte P. 10 years ago

"Eyeborg" Discusses Camera in His Glass Eye

Filmmaker Rob Spence discusses "democratizing cyborg living" after having inserted a camera into his glass eye. "It's easy and anyone can do it," says his designer, a 23-year-old systems engineer for a space transport company (bragging that usually, "The human-to-digital interface is cumbersome...") "I'm happy that I lost my eye. I get the chance to stand out...as an augmented filmmaker."

Charlotte P. 10 years ago

"Surrogates" Author Describes Deleted SciFi Hooker Scene

In an interview (titled "Love Thy Surrogate Self,") Robert Venditti describes a deleted scene from his graphic novel where Detective Greer (Bruce Willis's character) requests a "skinjob" from a virtual prostitute — that is, real-life body-to-body contact. "The prostitute rebuffs him, offended that he'd think she was that kind of girl." And if he had to choose a surrogate for himself? "To be onboard Serenity in Joss Whedon's Firefly".

Charlotte P. 10 years ago