Archive: 05/12/2008

Physical chemist imitates structures found in nature

( -- As a graduate student, Harvard physical chemist Joanna Aizenberg acquired a passionate curiosity about — of all things — sponges. She particularly liked the ones made of glass, whose apparent fragility ...

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Free Electron Lasers and You: An LCLS Primer

( -- In a few short months, the Linac Coherent Light Source will start operation as the world's first hard X-ray free electron laser, pushing SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory to the frontier of photon science. ...

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Blight-resistant American chestnut trees nearing reality

( -- The demise of the American chestnut is one of the great ecological disasters of our time, according to a chestnut expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, who envisions a day in the not-so-distant ...

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Boosting the numbers of rare moth

( -- The University of Reading has collaborated with the National Trust on research which has resulted in one of the rarest moths in the UK returning to Derwentwater in the Lake District, nine years after vanishing.

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The benefits of punishment

( -- The stick rather than the carrot could be a better approach to encouraging slacker colleagues to pull their weight in the workplace, research published in the prestigious journal Science has revealed.

dateDec 05, 2008 in Other
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