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February 20, 2014
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How Evolution Shapes the Geometries of Life

COLLEGE PARK, Md. – Why does a mouse’s heart beat about the same number of times in its lifetime as an elephant’s, although the mouse lives about a year, while an elephant sees 70 winters come and go? Why do … Continue reading

June 21, 2013
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Particle Accelerator That Can Fit on a Tabletop Opens New Chapter for Science Research

AUSTIN, Texas — Physicists at The University of Texas at Austin have built a tabletop particle accelerator that can generate energies and speeds previously reached only by major facilities that are hundreds of meters long and cost hundreds of millions … Continue reading

January 12, 2013
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New Path to More Efficient Organic Solar Cells Uncovered at Berkeley Lab’s Advanced Light Source

Why are efficient and affordable solar cells so highly coveted? Volume. The amount of solar energy lighting up Earth’s land mass every year is nearly 3,000 times the total amount of annual human energy use. But to compete with energy … Continue reading

December 17, 2012
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Slinky Science Inspires African School Children

A University of Exeter physicist has inspired hundreds of African school children to engage with science during a whirlwind outreach tour to Malawi. Professor Pete Vukusic used simple interactive demonstrations including slinky springs, glass prisms, light sticks and iridescent butterflies … Continue reading

December 11, 2012
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Researchers Reveal Structure of Carbon’s ‘Hoyle State’

A North Carolina State University researcher has taken a “snapshot” of the way particles combine to form carbon-12, the element that makes all life on Earth possible. And the picture looks like a bent arm. Carbon-12 can only exist when … Continue reading

December 7, 2012
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Space Life

NASA funds astrobiology research by Delaware Biotechnology Institute scientist Does life exist anywhere else in the universe? That’s the type of broad but poignant question NASA likes to ask, according to Chandran Sabanayagam, associate scientist in the Bioimaging Center at … Continue reading

September 14, 2012
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Nuclear Waste-Burning Technology Could Change the Face of Nuclear Energy

AUSTIN, Texas — University of Texas at Austin physicists have been awarded a U.S. patent for an invention that could someday be used to turn nuclear waste into fuel, thus removing the most dangerous forms of waste from the fuel … Continue reading

March 20, 2012
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Ultracold Experiments Heat Up Quantum Research

University of Chicago physicists have experimentally demonstrated, for the first time, that atoms chilled to temperatures near absolute zero may behave like seemingly unrelated natural systems of vastly different scales, offering potential insights into links between the atomic realm and … Continue reading