Pennsylvania State University

Blight-resistant American chestnut trees nearing reality

( -- The demise of the American chestnut is one of the great ecological disasters of our time, according to a chestnut expert in Penn State's College of Agricultural Sciences, who envisions a day in the not-so-distant ...

dateDec 05, 2008 in
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Consider the 'anticrystal'

( —For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and ...

dateJul 07, 2014 in Condensed Matter
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Origins of genomic 'dark matter' discovered

A duo of scientists at Penn State University has achieved a major milestone in understanding how genomic "dark matter" originates. This "dark matter"—called non-coding RNA—does not contain the blueprint for making proteins ...

dateSep 18, 2013 in Biotechnology
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New candidate for most distant object in universe

( -- A gamma-ray burst detected by NASA's Swift satellite in April 2009 has been newly unveiled as a candidate for the most distant object in the universe. At an estimated distance of 13.14 billion light years, ...

dateMay 25, 2011 in Astronomy
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