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Classic Groundbreaking Experiment On Early Earth Peptides Replicated
2014-06-26 08:11:39

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online [ Watch the Video: Stanley Miller’s Forgotten Experiments, Analyzed ] In a tribute to his old mentor and colleague, a marine chemistry professor at the University of California, San Diego was able to successfully replicate a mysterious and groundbreaking experiment by the “Father of Pre-biotic Chemistry.” In 1953, chemist Stanley Miller published a report on a landmark experiment that showed how peptides, basic building blocks...

Modern Adaptation Of Miller-Urey Origin Of Life Experiments
2014-01-21 13:05:47

[ Watch The Video: Conducting Miller-Urey Experiments ] The Journal of Visualized Experiments Today, January 21, JoVE, the Journal of Visualized Experiments, published a modern approach to a famed experiment that explored one of the most intriguing research questions facing scientists today—the origin of life on earth. The protocol, titled Conducting Miller-Urey Experiments, is comprised of a modern and simplified approach to the method used by Dr. Stanley Miller and Dr....

2011-03-23 15:10:00

GREENBELT, Md., March 23, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The origin of life may have been smelly, according to a recent, NASA-funded analysis of residue from a variant of classic experiments performed by Dr. Stanley Miller in the 1950s. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20081007/38461LOGO) "One of the primary differences between this experiment and others Miller performed is the use of hydrogen sulfide (H2S) gas to help simulate the primordial atmosphere," said Eric Parker of the...

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2011-03-22 08:59:44

'Lost' samples from famous origin of life researcher could send the search for Earth's first life in a new direction Stanley Miller gained fame with his 1953 experiment showing the synthesis of organic compounds thought to be important in setting the origin of life in motion. Five years later, he produced samples from a similar experiment, shelved them and, as far as friends and colleagues know, never returned to them in his lifetime. More 50 years later, Jeffrey Bada, Miller's former student...

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2008-10-17 13:30:00

The recent discovery of ageing vials of chemicals in a California lab contain surviving samples from the legendary experiments performed by chemist Stanley Miller in the 1950s. Many believe the samples provide evidence that life may have born violently, in erupting volcanoes in the midst of a thunderstorm. At age 22, Miller was studying for his PhD when he carried out his original, groundbreaking experiments (under his University of Chicago mentor, Harold Urey). By striking electric sparks in...


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