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Pore effort: Physicist unravels 'hole' story of cell suicide

Rice physicist Huey Huang is on a quest to understand death -- or at least a little piece of it. Huang has spent the past 15 years studying the properties of cell membranes in an effort to unravel a mystery about cell suicide, a mystery that starts with a tiny hole.

Posted: May 27th, 2009

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New rotors could help develop nanoscale generators

In collaboration with the Chinese Academy of Sciences in Beijing, scientists have investigated the rotation of molecules on a fixed surface to understand how they may help in the development of future rotor-based machinery at nanoscale level.

Posted: May 27th, 2009

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Leuchtende DNA und strahlende Sieger bei 'Jugend Forscht'

Julia Muenzner (17) und Patrick Wohlfahrt (18) belegten mit ihrer am Institut fuer Photonische Technologien durchgefuehrten Arbeit zum Thema 'Fluoreszenzeffekte an metallischen Nanopartikeln' den 2. Preis in der Kategorie Physik des 44. Bundeswettbewerbes.

Posted: May 27th, 2009

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Pulling table salt into nanowires

Common table salt - normally a brittle crystalline material - can be pulled into nanowires that will extend by more than twice their own length without breaking, US researchers have found

Posted: May 27th, 2009

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2009 California State Science Fair winners announced

Winners of the 2009 California State Science Fair were announced during ceremonies that took place May 19, 2009 at the California Science Center. This year's fair drew 963 students from 35 counties statewide, with finalists selected by a volunteer pool of over 300 scientists and engineers from private industry and higher education.

Posted: May 27th, 2009

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