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To peer inside a living cell

(PhysOrg.com) -- Quantum mechanics could help build ultra-high-resolution electron microscopes that won't destroy living cells, according to MIT electrical engineers.

Oct 06, 2009
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Cosmic rays zap a planet's chances for life

Mysterious cosmic rays constantly bombard Earth from outer space. Now scientists find these energetic particles could limit where life as we know it might exist on alien planets.

Nov 12, 2013
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Detecting DNA in space

If there is life on Mars, it's not too farfetched to believe that such Martian species may share genetic roots with life on Earth.

Jul 09, 2013
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The Phantom Torso Returns

The Phantom Torso is back, and he has quite a story to tell. He's an armless, legless, human-shaped torso, a mannequin that looks like he's wrapped in a mummy's bandages. Scientists at the European Space Agency ...

May 28, 2009
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