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Scientists discover an exotic relative of the proton

It's not every day that scientists discover a new particle of matter. Florida State University physicists were part of just such a historic event recently while collaborating with researchers from 18 countries at Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory (Fermilab).

Posted: Sep 18th, 2008

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Fullerenes high potential to accumulate in living tissue

Research at Purdue University suggests synthetic carbon molecules called fullerenes, or buckyballs, have a high potential of being accumulated in animal tissue, but the molecules also appear to break down in sunlight, perhaps reducing their possible environmental dangers.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2008

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Green gasoline from sugar

Following independent paths of investigation, two research teams are announcing this month that they have successfully converted sugar-potentially derived from agricultural waste and non-food plants-into gasoline, diesel, jet fuel and a range of other valuable chemicals.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2008

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Scientists produce first high-density gas of ultracold molecules

Scientists at JILA, a joint institute of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)and the University of Colorado at Boulder (CU-Boulder), have applied their expertise in ultracold atoms and lasers to produce the first high-density gas of ultracold molecules - two different atoms bonded together - that are both stable and capable of strong interactions.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2008

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Colloids twist like DNA

French scientists have used magnetic colloids to make self-assembling, helical structures reminiscent of DNA.

Posted: Sep 18th, 2008

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