Archive: 08/10/2011

Consumers' close encounters with nanoparticles

The most personal encounter that many consumers have had so far with the much-heralded field of nanotechnology is the topic of an article in the current edition of Chemical & Engineering News (C&EN), the American Chemical Societ ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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Exotic quantum crystal discovered

Nature knows two opposite types of solids: one that emerges upon compression from a liquid and a second that appears if the pressure on a liquid is reduced. While the former is typical for substances in our ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Condensed Matter
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The diamond’s quantum memory

For years, quantum computers have been the holy grail of quantum technology. When a normal computer has to solve a number of problems, it can only execute them one after the other. In contrast, a quantum computer ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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How receptors talk to G proteins

(PhysOrg.com) -- The mechanism by which cells respond to stimuli and trigger hormonal responses, as well as the senses of sight, smell, and taste, has for the first time been brought into focus with the help ...

dateAug 10, 2011 in Biochemistry
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