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2014-05-27 15:01:28

An international research team led by Academy Professor Kari Rissanen of the University of Jyväskylä (Finland) and Professor Rainer Herges of the University of Kiel (Germany) has managed to make a triple-Möbius annulene, the most twisted fully conjugated molecule to date.

Planetary Building Blocks Found Around White Dwarf Star
2013-10-11 03:01:51

For the first time, researchers have discovered two essential components required for habitable planets – water and a rocky surface – existing together outside of our solar system.

For Antarctic Clams Age Matters
2013-04-19 09:03:56

According to a new study, age matters for Antarctic clams when it comes to adapting to the effects of climate change.

Biologically Inspired Tape Uses Some Of Nature's Tricks To Stick
2011-11-05 03:58:33

Insects can run up walls, hang from ceilings, and perform other amazing feats that have for centuries fascinated human observers.

2011-03-23 13:37:09

A breakthrough in the study of chemical reactions during etching and coating of materials was achieved by a research group headed by Kiel physicist, Professor Olaf Magnussen.

2009-02-05 22:18:30

Scientists in Germany suggest 100-year-olds worldwide carry a special sequence variation of the FOXO3A gene. The study -- published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences -- found the gene variation was more commonly present in those living to 100 and beyond, after looking at DNA samples of 388 German centenarians as well as those of 731 younger people.

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2009-01-14 10:32:40

Scientists find link between genetic defect on chromosome 15 and epilepsy

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2008-02-13 08:50:22

Scientists are now testing a new method that uses SOHO data to predict, in real-time, the approach and intensity of hazardous solar particles that would threaten astronauts and technology in space.

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2005-12-13 12:01:39

For astronomers, it's always been a source of frustration that the nearest white-dwarf star is buried in the glow of the brightest star in the nighttime sky. This burned-out stellar remnant is a faint companion of the brilliant blue-white Dog Star, Sirius, located in the winter constellation Canis Major.


Word of the Day
donative
  • A gift; a largess; a gratuity; a present; a dole.
The word 'donative' comes from a Latin word meaning 'to give'.
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