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Science News Archive - June 16, 2009

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Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory have created bright, stable and bio-friendly nanocrystals that act as individual investigators of activity within a cell.

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Two researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab), Evan Mills and Michael Wehner, contributed to the analysis of the effects of climate change on all regions of the United States.

A Chicago man got an unexpected side dish with his sushi at a restaurant in August 2006 -- a 9-foot tapeworm, researchers say. Anthony Franz is one of a growing number of people infested with a salmon tapeworm, the journal The Emerging Infectious Diseases reports. Dr. Felipe C.

Researchers at Stanford University in California say the chemical compound bismuth telluride could become the basis of more powerful computers. The physicists found bismuth telluride has an interesting property -- it allows electrons to travel through it without losing energy, the San Jose Mercury News reported. We're at the very beginning of understanding this new class of materials, said Yulin Chen of the Stanford Institute for Materials & Energy Science.

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