Archive: 16/09/2011

Quantum behavior with a flash

Just as a camera flash illuminates unseen objects hidden in darkness, a sequence of laser pulses can be used to study the elusive quantum behavior of a large "macroscopic" object. This method provides a novel tool of unprecedented ...

dateSep 16, 2011 in Quantum Physics
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Pilot plant cleans waste water and creates fuel

A new industrial plant that uses algae to clean waste water has opened in Gloucestershire, run by scientists from the University’s Department of Biology and Biochemistry, and environmental innovation company Aragreen.

dateSep 16, 2011 in Engineering
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Temperature controls the genetic message

Alternative splicing, the mechanism enabling a gen to encode different proteins, according to the cell's needs, still holds many secrets. It has transformed the initial theory of one gen, one protein, but how it is controlled ...

dateSep 16, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Green light for marine renewables?

Farms of 'underwater windmills' could affect how sand moves around our coastal seas, affecting beaches, sand banks and ultimately the risk of flooding, according to Bangor University oceanographer Dr. Simon Neill.

dateSep 16, 2011 in Environment
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