Archive: 18/11/2013

A superconductor-surrogate earns its stripes

(Phys.org) —Understanding superconductivity – whereby certain materials can conduct electricity without any loss of energy – has proved to be one of the most persistent problems in modern physics. Scientists have struggled ...

dateNov 18, 2013 in Superconductivity
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Avoiding poisons: A matter of bitter taste

In most animals, taste has evolved to avoid all things bitter—-a key to survival—- to avoid eating something that could be poisonous via taste receptors, known as Tas2r, that quickly spring into action and elicit the ...

dateNov 18, 2013 in Biotechnology
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