Cell-selective nanotherapy prevents post-angioplasty restenosis, promotes artery healing

Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), commonly known as angioplasty with a stent, opens clogged arteries and saves lives. Despite its benefit in treating atherosclerosis that causes coronary artery disease, this common minimally-invasive procedure still poses severe complications for some patients. Angioplasty involves inflating a balloon at the tip of a catheter to compress fatty deposits (plaques) […]

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U.S. job openings rise in December; small businesses desperate for workers

Though the Labor Department’s monthly Job Openings and Labor Turnover Survey, or JOLTS report, offered cautious optimism that job growth could regain speed as coronavirus vaccines become accessible to large swaths of the population, unemployment remains pervasive. The economy shed jobs in December for the first time in eight months following renewed outbreaks of the […]

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The Empire State Building is Now 100% Powered By Wind, Along With 13 Other Related Buildings

The beloved New York City landmark Empire State Building is now run entirely by wind energy—making it a green new year for the 15,000 people working inside. Empire State Realty Trust, Inc. which owns the 102-story skyscraper along with 13 other office buildings, signed a three-year contract with Green Mountain Energy to power its entire […]

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White contours induce red hue

A color illusion that strongly induces color contrast effect has been found by a research team at the Toyohashi University of Technology Department of Computer Science and Engineering, and Electronics-Inspired Interdisciplinary Research Institute (EIIRIS). The powerful visual illusion clarified a century-old contradiction relating to simultaneous color contrast theory. Through a human psychophysical experiment, the team […]

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Bitcoin soars toward $50K as Tesla takes it mainstream

Bitcoin powered to a record high on Tuesday, approaching the $50,000 mark, basking in the afterglow of Elon Musk-led Tesla’s investment in the cryptocurrency that had investors believing it may become a mainstream asset class. The most popular cryptocurrency BTC=BTSP has gained 1,150% since its March 2020 lows, as institutional investors searched for alternative investments […]

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