Archive: 16/06/2008

Scientists model molecular switch

Michigan Technological University physicist Ranjit Pati and his team have developed a model to explain the mechanism behind computing's elusive Holy Grail, the single molecular switch.

dateJun 16, 2008 in General Physics
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Project succeeding to relocate Caspian terns

A major initiative to create alternative nesting sites for the largest colony of Caspian terns in the world โ€“ and to help protect juvenile salmon and steelhead in the Columbia River โ€“ is finding early success.

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Natural plant materials to regulate starch digestion

Researchers in Switzerland are reporting discovery of natural plant materials that may regulate starch digestion โ€” slowing down the body's conversion of potatoes, rice, and other carbohydrate-rich foods into sugar. The ...

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Mini subs to probe odd structures in BC lake

Single person submersibles have been called in to help scientists retrieve samples from a lake in northern British Columbia that may hold vital clues to the history of life on Earth and on other planets.

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A trio of super-Earths

Today, at an international conference, a team of European astronomers announced a remarkable breakthrough in the field of extra-solar planets. Using the HARPS instrument at the ESO La Silla Observatory, they have found a ...

dateJun 16, 2008 in Astronomy
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