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The National Ignition Facility Aims to Create a Mini Star

World, meet the National Ignition Facility: a massive and incredible research device to study (and create) controlled nuclear fusion. Containing the world's largest and... more

Written By: | Posted: 05/29/09

Laser Surgery Probe Precise Enough to Target Individual Cancer Cells

The University of Texis at Austin reports that Professor Adela Ben-Yakar and colleagues have developed a femtosecond laser "microscalpel" that is so precise that it can... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/28/08

Stimulating Nerves With Light Instead of Electricity Opens New Doors for Science

The Short: For decades now the standard approach to stimulating human nerve cells has been to use the method used by the human body itself - electrical current. Electrical... more

Written By: | Posted: 07/24/08