Archive: 4/05/2006

Electrons choose another path in photosynthesis protein

In the famous Robert Frost poem, "The Road Not Taken," the persona, forced to travel one of two roads, takes the one less traveled by, and "that has made all the difference." Chemists at Washington University in St. Louis ...

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Money motivates memory, study finds

Money talks, but it might also help people remember: A team of Stanford scientists has shown for the first time that motivation—in the form of a reward—gets the brain ready to learn.

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Monkeys draw novel conclusions, researchers say

Monkeys keep turning out to be smarter than people think they are. Researchers have shown that they can count to four and are aware of differences between languages like Dutch and Japanese, even though they don't known what ...

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SSRL Aids Development of Plastic Electronics

For close to a decade, researchers have been trying to improve the performance of plastic semiconductors to the level of amorphous silicon—the semiconductor used in low-cost electronics such as photovoltaic cells for solar ...

dateMay 04, 2006 in Semiconductors
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