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Webb telescope gets 'golden touch'

(Phys.org) -- NASA technology does some amazing things. Imagine taking one-tenth of an ounce of gold and spreading it so thin that it completely coats something over four feet in diameter. That's what scientists ...

dateJul 30, 2012 in Space Exploration
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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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Selenium suppresses staph on implant material

Selenium is an inexpensive element that naturally belongs in the body. It is also known to combat bacteria. Still, it had not been tried as an antibiotic coating on a medical device material. In a new study, ...

dateJun 21, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Revealing bacterial chainmail structure

An international team of scientists has uncovered the structure of the protective protein coat which surrounds many bacteria like a miniature suit of armour. Their research, which is published today in Nature, has far ra ...

dateJun 10, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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Under the influence of magnetic drugs

(Phys.org) -- For more than three decades scientists have been investigating magnetic nanoparticles as a method of drug delivery. Now by combining three metals - iron, gold and platinum - pharmacists at the ...

dateMay 31, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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