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Gold nanobubbles that "Jackhammer" cancer cells

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posted on Feb, 6 2010 @ 11:08 PM
This is an interesting article I found.

"Physicists Dmitri Lapotko and Jason Hafner created the nanobubbles by placing gold nanoparticles in cancer cells and then zapping them with short laser pulses, the university said in a release.
"The bubbles work like a jackhammer," Lapotko said"

"Lapotko first used the technique to blast through deposits of arterial plaque in studies at the Laboratory for Laser Cytotechnologies at the A.V. Lykov Heat and Mass Transfer Institute in Minsk, Belarus.

I wonder how many other uses they have for this material?

I also think its worth mentioning how this gives more value to gold, which has always been considered a very valuable metal to humans.

[edit on 2/6/2010 by VonDoomen]

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