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2010-12-07 14:20:24

Scientists gather clues by measuring forces needed to stretch single strands of DNA With new tools that can grab individual strands of DNA and stretch them like rubber bands, Rice University scientists are working to unravel a mystery of modern genomics. Their latest findings, which appear in Physical Review Letters, offer new clues about the physical makeup of odd segments of DNA that have just one DNA base, adenine, repeated dozens of times in a row. These mysterious "poly(dA) repeats" are...


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2007-12-21 13:25:59

The Kiang (Equus kiang), is a large mammal belonging to the horse family. They are native to the Tibetan Plateau. Their habitat is mountainous and alpine grasslands from 13,000 to 23,000 feet in elevation. The Kiang is the largest of the wild asses, with an average shoulder height of 55 inches. It has a large head, with a blunt muzzle and a convex nose. The mane is upright and relatively short. The coat is a rich chestnut color, darker brown in winter and a sleek reddish brown in late...

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Word of the Day
tesla
  • The unit of magnetic flux density in the International System of Units, equal to the magnitude of the magnetic field vector necessary to produce a force of one newton on a charge of one coulomb moving perpendicular to the direction of the magnetic field vector with a velocity of one meter per second. It is equivalent to one weber per square meter.
This word is named for Nikola Tesla, the inventor, engineer, and futurist.