Archive: 03/08/2010

Regulating prions naturally

Prions can form in fungi, but there is also a prion antagonist that regulates the system. A glimpse into the unusual properties of proteins.

dateAug 03, 2010 in Biochemistry
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New inexpensive solar cell design

One of the most promising technologies for making inexpensive but reasonably efficient solar photovoltaic cells just got much cheaper. Scientists at the University of Toronto in Canada have shown that inexpensive nickel can ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Molecules delivering drugs as they walk

An octopus-like polymer can "walk" along the wall of a narrow channel as it is pushed through by a solvent. Now research in The Journal of Chemical Physics, which is published by the American Institute of Physics, provides ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Polymers
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Image: Smoke over Western Russia

(PhysOrg.com) -- Hundreds of fires burned across western Russia on August 2, 2010, but it is the smoke that conveys the magnitude of the disaster in this true-color image from the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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