Scientists from Stanford have used lab made gold nanoparticles to highlight malignant tissue in the brain so surgeons can easily cut out tumors while leaving the healthy bits just fine.
The gold orbs are injected into the patient and then left to bleed out through leaky blood vessels in pats of the brain damaged by the tumor. That's when they get stuck in the bad tissue itself, marking it out for the scalpel when viewed with the right imaging.
Gold has its use after all! And not just for making you look rich.
Wired has published a very nice feature on Kip Thorne and the science behind Chris Nolan's Interstellar. Kip Thorne is one of the world's most celebrated theoretical physicists. He and Nolan worked together to ensure depictions of scientific happenings in the film are as accurate as possible. Read more
Starting a modern farming business is probably much easier than you currently imagine. You just need a lot of money to get started. Once you’ve gained the funding you require, you’ll have to find a suitable stretch of land before deciding on how you’re going to make your income. Read more