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2011-01-11 15:08:38

Many futurists envision a world in which polymer membranes with molecular-sized channels are used to capture carbon, produce solar-based fuels, or desalinate sea water, among many other functions.

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2011-01-11 07:44:41

A new type of damage-tolerant metallic glass, demonstrating a strength and toughness beyond that of any known material, has been developed and tested by a collaboration of researchers.

2011-01-05 13:45:41

A stack of punch cards from a landmark study published in 1966, and the legwork to track down the study’s participants years later, has yielded the longest analysis of the effects of lipoproteins on coronary heart disease.

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2010-12-21 08:03:19

Möbius symmetry, the topological phenomenon that yields a half-twisted strip with two surfaces but only one side, has been a source of fascination since its discovery in 1858 by German mathematician August Möbius.

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2010-12-15 07:46:02

They say it's the little things that count, and that certainly holds true for the channels in transmembrane proteins, which are small enough to allow ions or molecules of a certain size to pass through, while keeping out larger objects.

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2010-11-23 07:22:02

There’s good news in the search for the next generation of semiconductors.

2010-11-17 17:30:06

Sunlight represents the cleanest, greenest and far and away most abundant of all energy sources, and yet its potential remains woefully under-utilized.

2010-11-11 07:00:00

FREMONT, Calif., Nov. 11, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- News Highlights Infosys Technologies (Nasdaq: INFY) and U.S.

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2010-10-22 07:55:51

Scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have designed an electrical link to living cells engineered to shuttle electrons across a cell’s membrane to an external acceptor along a well-defined path.

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2010-10-15 08:16:31

Unless you are in a field of study related to cell biology, you most likely have never heard of Ndc80.


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