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Computational microscope peers into the working ribosome

Two new studies reveal in unprecedented detail how the ribosome interacts with other molecules to assemble new proteins and guide them toward their destination in biological cells. The studies used molecular dynamics flexible fitting (MDFF) to examine the interaction of the ribosome with two prominent molecular partners.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009

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University of Arkansas nanotechnologist Greg Salamo named Arkansas Professor of the Year

The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and the Council for Advancement and Support of Education has announced the national and state Professor of the Year Awards. Physicist Greg Salamo, the Joe N. Basore Professor in Nanotechnology and Innovation in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, was named Arkansas Professor of the Year.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009

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Material world: From idea to product

The Freiburg Materials Research Center (FMF) will celebrate the 20th anniversary of its founding in 2010. The center will commemorate the occasion by co-organizing three symposia in February, March, and June.

Posted: Nov 23rd, 2009

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New hydrogen-storage method discovered

Scientists at the Carnegie Institution have found for the first time that high pressure can be used to make a unique hydrogen-storage material. The discovery paves the way for an entirely new way to approach the hydrogen-storage problem.

Posted: Nov 22nd, 2009

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ASPEX kicks off 'Send Us Your Sample' campaign

Ever wonder what something looks like up close and personal? ASPEX wants your samples! ASPEX, makers of the Personal Scanning Electron Microscope (PSEM), kicked off its 'Send Us Your Sample' campaign, encouraging people to send in samples to be scanned by one of their PSEMs.

Posted: Nov 20th, 2009

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