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Meet Naomi Halas

  • By Peter Tyson
  • Posted 04.01.05
  • NOVA scienceNOW

In this interactive, pioneer nanotechnologist Naomi Halas, inventor of tiny golden spheres known as nanoshells, explains why a typical cell is huge next to a nanoshell, why nanoshell cancer therapy would be safe, and why invention is so personal.

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The inventor of nanoshells, tiny spheres with great medical potential, discusses her lab's groundbreaking work.

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(Naomi Halas)
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