Archive: 9/09/2010

Separating the Catalysts from the Chaff

When studying how specific catalysts drive reactions, scientists are often frustrated by the actions of unrelated molecules in the samples. Now, thanks to a device created by a team at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, ...

dateSep 09, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Oil dispersants' effects still largely a mystery

In the wake of the BP oil spill, gaping questions remain about a key tool used during cleanup: the nearly 2 million gallons of chemical dispersants sprayed over the water or onto the gushing wellhead on the seafloor. Do the ...

dateSep 09, 2010 in Environment
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Supernova shrapnel found in meteorite

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have identified the microscopic shrapnel of a nearby star that exploded just before or during the birth of the solar system 4.5 billion years ago.

dateSep 09, 2010 in Astronomy
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Mental maturity scan tracks brain development

(PhysOrg.com) -- Five minutes in a scanner can reveal how far a child's brain has come along the path from childhood to maturity and potentially shed light on a range of psychological and developmental disorders, scientists ...

dateSep 09, 2010 in Neuroscience
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