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2010-12-14 01:06:47

One big challenge in converting plants to biofuels is that the very same molecules that keep plants standing up make it hard to break them down.

2010-11-29 14:12:24

UBC and TRIUMF physicists have proposed a unified explanation for dark matter and the so-called baryon asymmetry--the apparent imbalance of matter with positive baryon charge and antimatter with negative baryon charge in the Universe.

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2010-11-22 10:54:32

Discovery of mechanism sheds light on how zinc — essential to the growth of all living organisms — enters cells.

2010-11-10 16:27:33

Stop-and-go driving can wear on your nerves, but it really does a number on the precious platinum that drives reactions in automotive fuel cells.

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2010-11-04 07:50:00

Scientists have fabricated transparent thin films capable of absorbing light and generating electric charge over a relatively large area.

2010-11-04 01:43:35

A study at the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory has demonstrated that a molecule “tagged” with a radioactive form of carbon can be used to image aromatase, an enzyme responsible for the production of estrogen, in the human brain.

2010-10-15 16:42:23

A new source of ions will soon be the starting point for the beams entering two major research facilities at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Brookhaven National Laboratory - the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC - http://www.bnl.gov/rhic), where physicists are recreating conditions of the early universe to learn more about the forces that hold matter together, and the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory (NSRL: http://www.bnl.gov/medical/NASA/NSRL_description.asp), where scientists study...

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2010-06-14 08:45:52

Material’s fluctuating response to a magnetic field could lead to switchable superconducting wires.

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2010-06-03 07:46:09

Findings reveal characteristics of “hidden order” in unusual uranium compound and demonstrate new method for investigating long-standing physics problems.

2010-06-01 13:40:01

New findings will help scientists understand how plants respond to light.


Word of the Day
meacock
  • An uxorious, effeminate, or spiritless man.
  • A timorous, cowardly fellow.
Probably a blend of meek and cock, or from meek +‎ -ock (“diminutive suffix”).