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A microlaser no bigger than a pinprick can accurately detect and count individual viruses, the particles that jumpstart cloud formation or those that contaminate the air we breathe.
Written in coconut DNA are two origins of cultivation, several ancient trade routes, and the history of the colonization of the Americas.
Picture a menacing drill sergeant, a gory slaughterhouse, a devastating scene of a natural disaster.
A dramatically better computer tool for finding the genetic missteps that fuel cancer has been developed by St. Jude Children's Research Hospital â€“ Washington University Pediatric Cancer Genome Project investigators.
Combining electrochemistry and photovoltaics to clean up oxidation reactions .
In two independent studies scientists have separately identified DNA on chromosome 3 that appears to be related to depression.
"I have a slide that has a photo of a cornfield and a big photovoltaic array," says Robert Blankenship, a scientist who studies photosynthesis at Washington University in St. Louis.
Both migration and evolution played a role in the adaptation of shootingstars to warmer temperatures after the last ice age.
It sounds like science-fiction, but one researcher has used new technology that may someday allow patients with a prosthetic arm to move their limb by thought alone.
Daniel Moran has dedicated his career to developing the best brain-computer interface, or BCI, he possibly can.
- A pivoted catch designed to fall into a notch on a ratchet wheel so as to allow movement in only one direction (e.g. on a windlass or in a clock mechanism), or alternatively to move the wheel in one direction.