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Reaching the summit of protein dynamics

In a groundbreaking study this week in Cell, Brandeis researchers reveal for the first time computationally and experimentally the molecular pathway that a protein takes to cross the energy barrier, the 'climb over the mountain'.

Posted: Dec 10th, 2009

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Cambridge scientists archive 500,000th crystal structure

The Cambridge Crystallographic Data Centre (CCDC) is proud to announce an important milestone in the history of crystallography - the archiving of the 500,000th small molecule crystal structure to the Cambridge Structural Database (CSD).

Posted: Dec 10th, 2009

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A speedy CAT scan for cells

Think of it as an emergency room exam for cells. In the span of a few minutes, scientists at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory can produce three-dimensional CAT scans of entire cells, revealing their internal structure down to the smallest organelle.

Posted: Dec 10th, 2009

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Organic photovoltaics nearing mass production

Organic photovoltaics (OPV) is an innovative solar cell technology based on conductive plastic materials such as polymers. Current trends and the latest developments in this field will be on display at LOPE-C in Frankfurt, Germany from May 31 - June 2, 2010.

Posted: Dec 10th, 2009

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Elektronische Haut mit Nanocomposites

Das Projekt 'Flexible active-matrix cells with selectively poled bifunctional polymer-ceramic nanocomposite for pressure and temperature sensing skin' wurde von der Forschungsgruppe um Prof. Dr. Bernd Ploss, FH Jena, gemeinsam mit Forschungsgruppen der University of Cambridge, der Johannes Kepler Universitaet Linz, des Joanneum Research Weiz und der Princeton University erarbeitet.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2009

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EPA has safely regulated nanosilver for decades

The Silver Nanotechnology Working Group (SNWG), an industry effort intended to foster the collection of data on silver and nanotechnology in order to advance the science and public understanding of the beneficial uses of silver nanoparticles in a wide-range of consumer and industrial products, made a detailed presentation to the recent EPA Scientific Advisory Panel (SAP) meeting to discuss the topic 'Evaluation of Hazard and Exposure Associated with Nanosilver and Other Nanometal Oxide Pesticide Products'.

Posted: Dec 9th, 2009

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