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June 26, 2014
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Hunt for extraterrestrial life gets massive methane boost

A powerful new model to detect life on planets outside of our solar system, more accurately than ever before, has been developed by UCL researchers. The new model focuses on methane, the simplest organic molecule, widely acknowledged to be a … Continue reading

January 9, 2013
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Cassini Suggests Icing on a Lake

It’s not exactly icing on a cake, but it could be icing on a lake. A new paper by scientists on NASA’s Cassini mission finds that blocks of hydrocarbon ice might decorate the surface of existing lakes and seas of … 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

February 27, 2012
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IBM Research Nanophysics Breakthrough Captures First-Ever Image of Charge Distribution in a Single Molecule

— Scientists use special kind of atomic force microscopy at low temperatures and in ultrahigh vacuum to image the charge distribution within a single molecule — The new technique will further the understanding of nanoscale physics and could help develop … Continue reading

November 8, 2011
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Berkeley Lab Researchers Ink Nanostructures with Tiny ‘Soldering Iron’

Researchers with the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE)’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) have shed light on the role of temperature in controlling a fabrication technique for drawing chemical patterns as small as 20 nanometers. This technique could provide … Continue reading