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Sep 7, 2016

Nano-lipid Particles From Edible Ginger Could Improve Drug Delivery for Colon Cancer, Study Finds

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, food, nanotechnology, particle physics

A new tool to battle colon cancer.


Edible ginger-derived nano-lipids created from a specific population of ginger nanoparticles show promise for effectively targeting and delivering chemotherapeutic drugs used to treat colon cancer, according to a study by researchers at the Institute for Biomedical Sciences at Georgia State University, the Atlanta Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Wenzhou Medical University and Southwest University in China.

Colorectal cancer is the third most common cancer among men and women in the United States, and the second-leading cause of cancer-related deaths among men and women worldwide. The incidence of colorectal cancer has increased over the last few years, with about one million new cases diagnosed annually. Non-targeted chemotherapy is the most common therapeutic strategy available for colon cancer patients, but this treatment method is unable to distinguish between cancerous and healthy cells, leading to poor therapeutic effects on tumor cells and severe toxic side effects on healthy cells. Enabling chemotherapeutic drugs to target cancer cells would be a major development in the treatment of colon cancer.

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Sep 7, 2016

Nano-based masks for a more comfortable radiation treatment

Posted by in categories: biotech/medical, nanotechnology

Very hopeful — Nano-based masks for a more comfortable radiation treatment.


BOSTON, Sept. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — September 25–28, 2016 – Like every year, Orfit Industries will be present at the ASTRO Annual Meeting in the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center known to be the world’s most important meeting for the radiation oncology community, with more than 11,000 people attending each year. Orfit Industries invites customers, medical specialists and professionals to come to the Orfit booth (no. 2033) and try on the new generation of nano-based masks.

Compared to Efficast® masks used for head and neck immobilization, immobilization masks made from nano-enhanced thermoplastic sheets provide the patient with more comfort through a lower degree of shrinkage and therefore reduced pressure on the face during radiation therapy. The issue of mask tightness is a very common one as medication received during the radiation treatment phase may result in an increase in the volume of the patient.

In its efforts to provide a higher degree of patient comfort, Orfit Industries developed a nano-based thermoplastic material that results in thinner masks with less shrinkage. Orfit engineers have interwoven a natural material (nano clay) in the inner layers of the thermoplastic material, which resulted in a substantial improvement of its mechanical properties. Thermoplastics will shrink when they cool on the patient during the mask making process and therefore have an impact on comfort, in particular when the volume of the patient tends to increase in the course of treatment. In this context, the reduction of shrinkage by means of NANOR® is an important step forward as it provides the degree of comfort required to minimize patient movement during the delivery of the dose.

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Sep 7, 2016

How It Works – DARPA’s Amazing LiquidPiston X Engine!

Posted by in categories: computing, mobile phones

A LiquidPiston X engine.


DARPA made this dream a reality, as they have succeeded in manufacturing an engine of just 1.8 kilograms with dimensions of a 5-inch smartphone, but the most attractive of all is the fact that you do not need pistons or oil for operation.

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Sep 7, 2016

Google’s Quantum Computer May be Superior to Conventional Computers by 2018

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

Insiders indicate that Google may be nearing its goal of “quantum supremacy,” creating a computer that can outperform classical computers (at least in some tasks) by the end of next year.

If there’s one thing that’s painfully clear, its that classical computing tech is nearing its limit. Many have predicted the end of Moore’s law, and they are looking at the next step in the computing world: quantum computers.

And new reports assert that we may be on the verge of a breakthrough.

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Sep 7, 2016

Quantum Physics Proves That Death Is An Illusion

Posted by in categories: habitats, quantum physics

Hmmm; a walk on the bizarre side.


Home / knowledge / world truth / quantum physics proves that death is an illusion.

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Sep 7, 2016

Scientists need your help to build a quantum computer

Posted by in categories: computing, entertainment, quantum physics

If anyone is interested in being part of computing history; do we have a program for you. Called the “The Alice Experiment”; this experiment will soon be open to the public, where you can take part in the quantum physics experiment simply by playing an online video game.


If you have always dreamed of helping out with a quantum physics experiment, now is you chance. And all you need to do is play a video game.

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Sep 7, 2016

Quantum Computing: Artificial Intelligence Is Here

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, robotics/AI

Geordie’s perspective of AI on QC…


By Piper McGowin

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Sep 7, 2016

Quantum computing threatens the most sophisticated cybersecurity, says report

Posted by in categories: cybercrime/malcode, finance, government, quantum physics

I am glad that more folks are beginning to start to understand the magnitude and depth of the risk & exposure that QC presents even within the next 4 to 5 years. However, what about everyone else? Folks need to understand that the transformation to QC in the infrastructure alone is a substantial investment and timeline. So, as I have highlighted many times; I hope folks have baked in QC into their future state architectures & investments because a transformation (depending on company size and complexity) could span many, many years.


The study purports there is a 50 per cent risk that many of the cybersecurity tools used by financial institutions, online retailers and government agencies will be obsolete by 2031.

September 6, 2016 by Canadian Manufacturing.com Staff.

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Sep 7, 2016

KryptAll COMBATS QUANTUM COMPUTING

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics

“KryptAll COMBATS QUANTUM COMPUTING” — The problem is that it will not be available until 2021 to combat hackers who have access to QC. And, lets not forget that 2 weeks ago China has proven they have Quantum communications along with their own work on QC in general.


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Sep 7, 2016

Discovery creates future opportunity in quantum computing

Posted by in categories: computing, quantum physics, solar power, sustainability

Scientists at the Energy Department’s National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL) discovered a use for perovskites that runs counter to the intended usage of the hybrid organic-inorganic material.

Considerable research at NREL and elsewhere has been conducted into the use of organic-inorganic hybrid perovskites as a solar cell. Perovskite systems have been shown to be highly efficient at converting sunlight to electricity. Experimenting on a lead-halide perovskite, NREL researchers found evidence the material could have great potential for optoelectronic applications beyond photovoltaics, including in the field of quantum computers.

Today, Nature Communications published the research, Large Polarization-Dependent Exciton Optical Stark Effect in Lead Iodide Perovskites. Authors of the paper are Ye Yang, Mengjin Yang, Kai Zhu, Justin Johnson, Joseph Berry, Jao van de Lagemaat, and Matthew Beard.

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