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2011-07-14 08:10:00

2 probes, repositioned from THEMIS mission, will map surface magnetic fields.

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2011-07-06 07:53:34

Prospecting for new and unusual cellulose-digesting enzymes for biofuels production.

2011-06-08 15:56:34

Anyone with Internet access can generate online content and influence public opinion, according to popular belief.

2011-05-09 14:16:49

Scientists at the University of California, Berkeley, have demonstrated a new technology for graphene that could break the current speed limits in digital communications.

2011-04-25 08:13:21

Moms-to-be who consume certain foods sprayed with pesticides may put their child at risk for having a lower IQ.

2011-04-18 12:39:45

Tips to reduce your carbon footprint frequently include buying compact florescent light bulbs, taking your own bag to the grocery store or buying local produce.

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2011-04-08 09:50:36

Scientists' attempt to measure biomagnetism in plants sets upper limit for what they generate.

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2011-03-24 08:25:27

A sleepless night can make us cranky and moody, but a lesser known side effect of sleep deprivation is short-term euphoria, which can potentially lead to poor judgment and addictive behavior.

2011-03-18 15:05:58

A major milestone in microfluidics could soon lead to stand-alone, self-powered chips that can diagnose diseases within minutes.

2011-03-17 00:02:04

Scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) and the University of California at Berkeley have learned to control the quantum pathways determining how light scatters in graphene.


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2009-07-14 16:50:21

Einsteinium is a metallic synthetic element with the symbol Es and atomic number 99. It became the seventh transuranic (atomic number higher than 99) element produced. It was named for Albert Einstein. It is an element found within the actinoid series which includes Actinium. Though it has only been produced in small amounts, it has been accurately determined to be silver in coloration. Like all synthetic elements, einsteinium isotopes are highly radioactive and are extremely toxic. Besides...

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