Archive: 09/10/2010

Most powerful microscope in the UK unveiled

The most powerful atom resolving microscope in the UK was today revealed at the University of Cambridge. The new electron microscope, which will enable scientists to view individual atoms in any material, ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Nanophysics
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A smart use for wisdom teeth: Making stem cells

For most people, wisdom teeth are not much more than an annoyance that eventually needs to be removed. However, a new study appearing in the September 17 Journal of Biological Chemistry shows that wisdom teeth contain a valu ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Playing snooker with atoms

Scientists speak of sputtering when energy-rich ions hit a solid object and cause atoms to be released from its surface. The phenomenon can be exploited to apply microscopically thin coatings to glass surfaces. ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Engineering
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Making massive stars

Massive stars -- those with more than about eight times the mass of the sun -- are arguably the most important actors in the universe. Much hotter and more luminous than the sun, they live only hundreds of ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Astronomy
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Many roads lead to superconductivity

Since their discovery in 2008, a new class of superconductors has precipitated a flood of research the world over. Unlike the previously familiar copper ceramics (cuprates), the basic structure of this new class consists ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Superconductivity
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World's first transcontinental anesthesia

Videoconferences may be known for putting people to sleep, but never like this. Dr. Thomas Hemmerling and his team of McGill's Department of Anesthesia achieved a world first on August 30, 2010, when they ...

dateSep 10, 2010 in Other
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