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2013-07-22 20:44:49

Thiols are sulfur-containing molecules found in most proteins of the human body.

2013-07-08 12:11:35

Water and some nano-structured iron oxide is all it takes to produce bubbles of solar hydrogen.

DNA Brings Life To Materials
2013-06-13 14:54:30

A colloid is a substance spread out evenly inside another substance. Everyday examples include milk, styrofoam, hair sprays, paints, shaving foam, gels and even dust, mud and fog.

Single Device Can Measure Hundreds Of Biomolecular Interactions
2012-09-26 07:42:18

Scientists at EPFL and the University of Geneva have developed a microfluidic device smaller than a domino that can simultaneously measure up to 768 biomolecular interactions.

2011-11-10 18:39:15

A team of researchers at EPFL, the University of Lausanne and the Salk Institute created super strong, marathon mice and nematodes by reducing the function of a natural inhibitor, suggesting treatments for age-related or genetically caused muscle degeneration are within reach.

2011-10-14 09:10:38

Why don't our arms grow from the middle of our bodies?

2011-09-12 12:05:26

The science of light and liquids has been intimately entwined since Léon Foucault discovered the speed of light in 1862, when he observed that light travels more slowly in water than in air.

2011-01-24 15:39:46

The Roman Conquest, the Black Death and the discovery of America – by modifying the nature of the forests – have had a significant impact on the environment.


Word of the Day
whirret
  • To give a box on the ear to.
The word 'whirret' may be onomatopoeic.