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2010-03-11 13:04:50

Stanford chemists have for the first time confined a protein (one involved in photosynthesis), observed its behavior for more than a second and learned things about it that could influence solar energy technology and biofuels.

2005-08-30 14:25:00

One of the great challenges in the field of nanotechnology is optical imaging--specifically, how to design a microscope that produces high-resolution images of the nano-sized objects that researchers are trying to study. For example, a typical DNA molecule is only about three nanometers wide--so tiny that the contours of its surface are obscured by light waves, which are hundreds of nanometers long.


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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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