Archive: 06/30/2008

Using a light touch to measure protein bonds

MIT researchers have developed a novel technique to measure the strength of the bonds between two protein molecules important in cell machinery: Gently tugging them apart with light beams.

Jun 30, 2008 3 / 5 (1) 0

Research yields pricey chemicals from biodiesel waste

In a move that promises to change the economics of biodiesel refining, chemical engineers at Rice University have unveiled a set of techniques for cleanly converting problematic biofuels waste into chemicals that fetch a ...

Jun 30, 2008 4.1 / 5 (15) 0

To sing like Shakira, press '1' now

Vibrato -- the pulsating change of pitch in a singer's voice -- is an important aspect of a singer's expression, used extensively by both classical opera singers and pop stars like Shakira. Usually, the quality of a vibrato ...

Jun 30, 2008 1.8 / 5 (4) 0