Archive: 7/07/2011

Green chemistry: Getting nickel back

In Southeast Asia, palm oil is used both as an ingredient for cooking and a raw material for biodiesel production. To stabilize the oil against decomposition, it has to be hydrogenated in the presence of a nickel catalyst ...

dateJul 07, 2011 in Materials Science
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Does Asteroid Vesta have a moon?

( -- NASA's Dawn spacecraft is closing in on Vesta, and from now until the ion-powered spacecraft goes into orbit in mid-July, every picture of the giant asteroid will be the best one ever taken. What will researchers ...

dateJul 07, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Endocytosis is simpler than suspected

A protein by the name of clathrin plays a key part in endocytosis, the process by which living cells absorb large molecules. The protein can form “cages”, in which these molecules become trapped. Until recently, ...

dateJul 07, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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