Archive: 12/5/2012

Galaxy-wide echoes from the past

(Phys.org)—A new galaxy class has been identified using observations from ESO's Very Large Telescope, the Gemini South telescope, and the Canada-France-Hawaii Telescope. Nicknamed 'green bean galaxies' ...

dateDec 05, 2012 in Astronomy
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Visualizing the structures of molecules

Hitoshi Goto and colleagues have developed high performance molecular simulation tools to study the 3D arrangement of molecules, enabling better design of medicinal and agricultural drugs which are more effective ...

dateDec 05, 2012 in Materials Science
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Hydrogel remembers its shape

(Phys.org)—A bit reminiscent of the Terminator T-1000, a new material created by Cornell researchers is so soft that it can flow like a liquid and then, strangely, return to its original shape.

dateDec 05, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Accurate flood forecasting gets closer

Heavy rainfall and the problems of flooding in towns have never been far from peoples' minds or the news headlines over the past few weeks. Now scientists say that new research will help to accurately pinpoint ...

dateDec 05, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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