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April 30, 2016
Capturing Molecular Motion with Relativistic Electrons
An important step in understanding chemical reactivity is determining how molecular structure changes during a reaction. The ability to image
April 30, 2016
New Insight on a Familiar Glow
Green fluorescent protein (GFP) was first collected from the jellyfish Aequorea victoria off the western coast of North America and has
April 30, 2016
Hollow and Filled with Potential
Improving the efficiency of catalysts could enhance many chemical reactions used in industry and research laboratories. To improve efficiency,
April 30, 2016
Small and Powerful: Pushing the Boundaries of Nano-Magnets
Van Vleck’s Nobel-prize winning explanation of the quantum origin of magnetism dates back to 1937. However it was not until 1999 that
March 31, 2016
Silver Ants Stay Cool in the Saharan Heat
Saharan silver ants (Cataglyphis bombycina) forage in the Saharan desert in the full midday sun when surface temperatures reach up to 70
February 29, 2016
Don’t Touch: How Scientists Study the Reactions inside Stars
Measurements of ANCs over the past decade have provided new information about rates of many stellar reactions that involve capturing a proton by
February 29, 2016
What Is the Size of the Atomic Nucleus?
The “neutron skin” of the nucleus of a calcium-48 atom is much thinner than thought. An international team of nuclear physicists led by
February 1, 2016
Biofuel Tech Straight from the Farm
Biofuel Tech Straight from the Farm
Scientists have long known that anaerobic fungi living in the guts of herbivores play a significant role in helping those animals digest plants.