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2011-08-25 21:15:56

The expression "beauty's only skin-deep" has often been applied to the chemistry of materials because so much action takes place at the surface.

2011-08-17 12:04:30

DNA construction, also known as DNA cloning or recombinant DNA technology – among a host of other terms – is one of the principal tools of modern biotechnology, used for a wide variety of purposes, including genetic studies, medical research, and the development of advanced biofuels.

2011-08-11 22:00:05

One of the earliest lessons in science that students learn is that a ray or beam of light travels in a straight line.

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2011-08-08 14:27:16

Scientists at Berkeley Lab find nanoparticle size is readily controlled to make stronger aluminum alloys.

2011-07-28 01:17:55

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have created a graphene and tin nanoscale composite material for high-capacity energy storage in renewable lithium ion batteries.

2011-07-18 15:52:59

Biomolecular imaging can reveal a great deal of information about the inner workings of cells and one of the most attractive targets for imaging are glycans – sugars that are ubiquitous to living organisms and abundant on cell surfaces.

2011-07-15 14:44:20

Graphene, a sheet of carbon only a single atom thick, was an object of theoretical speculation long before it was actually made.

2011-07-15 14:35:44

If there were a Hall of Fame for materials, manganites would be among its members.

2011-07-04 12:22:28

Observation of a scientific rule being broken can sometimes lead to new knowledge and important applications.

2011-06-29 12:08:54

For Hollywood celebrities, the term “splitsville” usually means “check your prenup.”


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tourtiere
  • a meat pie that is usually eaten at Christmas in Quebec
The word 'tourtiere' comes from the French tourte, or passenger pigeon.
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