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2011-03-02 14:23:58

California is showing the way for the rest of the nation in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, having set an ambitious goal to reduce these emissions to 80 percent below 1990 levels by the year 2050.

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2011-02-13 08:51:32

A unique new probe based on luciferase, the enzyme that gives fireflies their glow, enables researchers to monitor hydrogen peroxide levels in mice and thereby track the progression of infectious diseases or cancerous tumors without harming the animals or even having to shave their fur.

2011-02-09 15:08:43

A combination of rising costs, shrinking supplies, and concerns about global climate change are spurring the development of alternatives to the burning of fossil fuels to meet our transportation energy needs.

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2011-02-08 07:38:20

Using a unique and relatively simple cell-based fluorescent assay they developed, scientists have identified a means by which fluoxetine, the active ingredient in Prozac, suppresses the activity of the TREK1 potassium channel.

2011-02-04 12:07:15

In typical plasmonic devices, electromagnetic waves crowd into tiny metal structures, concentrating energy into nanoscale dimensions.

2011-01-28 22:21:05

A little disorder goes a long way, especially when it comes to harnessing the sun’s energy.

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2011-01-26 10:01:59

Solar cells are made from semiconductors whose ability to respond to light is determined by their band gaps (energy gaps).

2011-01-20 15:01:59

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have coaxed polymers to braid themselves into wispy nanoscale ropes that approach the structural complexity of biological materials.

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2011-01-20 06:10:00

Secrets of mysterious metal hotspots uncovered by new single molecule imaging technique.


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