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September 12, 2018
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Under pressure: Forces from fluid in the developing lung play an essential role in organ development

It is a marvel of nature: during gestation, multiple tissue types cooperate in building the elegantly functional structures of organs, from the brain’s folds to the heart’s multiple chambers. A recent study by Princeton researchers explored this process in lungs … Continue reading

May 13, 2013
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New device could cut costs on household products, pharmaceuticals

Sometimes cost saving comes in nanoscale packages. A new procedure that thickens and thins fluid at the micron level could save consumers and manufacturers money, particularly for soap products that depend on certain molecules to effectively deal with grease and … Continue reading

January 9, 2013
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How Computers Push on the Molecules They Simulate

Berkeley Lab bioscientists and their colleagues decipher a far-reaching problem in computer simulations Because modern computers have to depict the real world with digital representations of numbers instead of physical analogues, to simulate the continuous passage of time they have … Continue reading

December 15, 2012
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Derek Nowrouzezahrai’s CGI Research Used in Walt Disney productions

In 1985, a computer science team at Université de Montréal made animated film history by creating one of the first ever digital characters, named Tony de Peltrie. Their six-minute film, which received a standing ovation by computer graphics designers at … Continue reading

October 8, 2012
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Fluid Cathedrals: Gels Under the Microscope

ANN ARBOR— A dollop of hair gel might not look like much, but Michigan Engineering researchers have found that it’s a labyrinth of chambers and domes, constructed by the particles inside. These structures allow the gel to hold its shape … Continue reading

August 10, 2012
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Scientists Define New Limits of Microbial Life in Undersea Volcanoes

A third of Earth’s organisms live in rocks and sediments, but their lives have been a mystery By some estimates, a third of Earth’s organisms live in our planet’s rocks and sediments, yet their lives are almost a complete mystery. This … Continue reading

April 25, 2012
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Not Your Parents’ Chem Labs

‘Greener’ and more engaging experiments draw students in As a college student, Michelle Driessen had an all-too-typical experience. “I hated general chemistry,” she says. “I thought it was terribly boring.” She had plenty of company. Experiments were all laid out … Continue reading

January 16, 2012
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Four WHOI Scientists Contribute to Comprehensive Picture of the Fate of Oil from Deepwater Horizon Spill

A new study provides a composite picture of the environmental distribution of oil and gas from the 2010 Deepwater Horizon spill in the Gulf of Mexico. It amasses a vast collection of available atmospheric, surface and subsurface chemical data to … Continue reading