California Institute of Technology

Can't live without it: The nicotine addiction

The first pull on a cigarette should send you into convulsions. The brain proteins that nicotine affects are nearly identical to a receptor protein on muscle cells that tells them to contract, but nicotine ...

Sep 23, 2010
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New scenery at Earth's core-mantle boundary found

(PhysOrg.com) -- Using a diamond-anvil cell to recreate the high pressures deep within the earth, researchers at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech) have found unusual properties in an iron-rich magnesium- and ...

Sep 02, 2010
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New view of tectonic plates

(PhysOrg.com) -- Computational scientists and geophysicists at the University of Texas at Austin and the California Institute of Technology have developed new computer algorithms that for the first time allow ...

Aug 26, 2010
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