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How do floating water bridges defy gravity?

The term "floating water bridge" may sound nonsensical, but it's the most logical name for a phenomenon that occurs when two beakers of water set slightly apart are zapped with high-voltage electricity and ...

dateNov 06, 2012 in General Physics
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Chasing a common cold virus

(Phys.org)—As the cold and flu season makes its annual visit, a team of researchers, using Argonne's Advanced Photon Source, continue to complete a detailed map of the human adenovirus—one of several ...

dateOct 22, 2012 in Analytical Chemistry
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A novel nanobio catalyst for biofuels

(Phys.org)—Nanoparticles synthesized from noble metals such as ruthenium, rhodium, palladium, silver (Ag), osmium, iridium, platinum, and gold (Au) are attracting increased attention by researchers around ...

dateAug 31, 2012 in Nanomaterials
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Rewriting the Organofluorine Playbook

(Phys.org) -- Sometimes it is easy to overgeneralize, to conclude that simply because a group of things are pretty much all the same, they're identical in all respects, even interchangeable. But such assumptions ...

dateJun 26, 2012 in Materials Science
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How to make a splash

(Phys.org) -- A team of physicists has used the high-energy x-rays of the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at Argonne National Laboratory to penetrate the everyday mystery of a splash, revealing previously hidden ...

dateMay 09, 2012 in Soft Matter
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Manipulating genes with hidden TALENs

(PhysOrg.com) -- A better understanding of gene function in model plant and animal systems could be used to develop useful traits in livestock and crop plants, and might someday lead to developments in stem ...

dateFeb 13, 2012 in Biochemistry
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Disappearing gold a boon for nanolattices

(PhysOrg.com) -- When gold vanishes from a very important location, it usually means trouble. At the nanoscale, however, it could provide more knowledge about certain types of materials. A recent discovery ...

dateJan 30, 2012 in Nanophysics
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