Archive: 01/09/2007

Metric Moon

If you think in pounds and miles instead of kilograms and kilometers, you're in the minority. Only the United States, Liberia, and Burma still primarily use English units -- the rest of the world is metric. ...

Jan 09, 2007 3.8 / 5 (9) 0

Converting Nitrogen to a More Useful Form

Nitrogen-containing organic compounds are important products as well as intermediates for many pharmaceuticals, agrochemicals, and chemicals used in electronics. Air contains plenty of nitrogen, but it is in a form that cannot ...

Jan 09, 2007 4 / 5 (11) 0

Scientists celebrate 50 years since key RNA discovery

Profound doubts were the frequent response when MIT biophysicist Alexander Rich announced that two single-strand ribonucleic acid (RNA) molecules could spontaneously align themselves to form a double helix, ...

Jan 09, 2007 3.5 / 5 (4) 0