Archive: 07/28/2010

Pinning atoms into order

In an international first, physicists of the University of Innsbruck, Austria have experimentally observed a quantum phenomenon, where an arbitrarily weak perturbation causes atoms to build an organized structure ...

Jul 28, 2010 4.9 / 5 (18) 0 | with audio podcast

Dog brains in a spin

For the first time, scientists have shown that selective breeding of domestic dogs is not only dramatically changing the way animals look but is also driving major changes in the canine brain.

Jul 28, 2010 4.9 / 5 (8) 5 | with audio podcast

Microbes on the menu

The functioning of marine ecosystems depends on the size and flavor of microbes at the base of the food chain. Changes to the Earth's atmosphere might rearrange that microscopic menu. Microbes that currently ...

Jul 28, 2010 1 / 5 (1) 0

Two catalysts are better than one

Much like two children in the back seat of a car, it can be challenging to get two catalysts to cooperate for the greater good. Now Northwestern University chemists have gotten two catalysts to work together on the same task ...

Jul 28, 2010 3 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast