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December 3rd, 2007
There Was a Fly That Swallowed Some Nanonwires...
This bright field image, entitled Carbon Nanowires in Daphnid, shows a live daphnid (water flea), a model system for environmental toxicology, after ingesting carbon nanowires made soluble in natural organic matter.
The image was taken 80 hours after the feeding. The daphnid offers a first-hand example of nanomaterials interacting with the environment.
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