Archive: 05/04/2011

Organic chemistry: Amino acids made easy

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. There are 22 different amino acids and they can combine in a myriad ways to form a vast array of proteins. All amino acids except glycine are chiral molecules, ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Down-and-dirty details of climate modeling

For the first time, researchers have developed a comprehensive approach to look at aerosols—those fine particles found in pollution—and their effect on clouds and climate. Scientists from Pacific ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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The importance of fundamental measurements

At the Radioactive Isotope Beam Facility (RIBF) of the RIKEN Nishina Center for Accelerator Science in Wako, a research team has measured the time it takes for 38 extremely rare isotopes to decay by half. ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in General Physics
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