Archive: 8/09/2010

Research divines structure for class of proteins

Most proteins are shapely. But about one-third of them lack a definitive form, at least that scientists can readily observe. These intrinsically disordered proteins (IDPs) perform a host of important biological functions, ...

dateSep 08, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Extreme X-ray source supports new class of black hole

A group of international astronomers in the UK, France and the USA, led by the University of Leicester, have found proof to confirm the distance and brightness of the most extreme ultra-luminous X-ray source, which may herald ...

dateSep 08, 2010 in Astronomy
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Tractor beams come to life

Tractor beams, energy rays that can move objects, are a science fiction mainstay. But now they are becoming a reality -- at least for moving very tiny objects.

dateSep 08, 2010 in General Physics
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