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A baby crystal is born

Lead sulfide (PbS) forms when an equal number of lead and sulfur atoms exchange electrons and bond together in cubic crystals. Now scientists have determined that a structure comprising 32 lead-sulfur pairs is the smallest ...

Jan 17, 2012 5 / 5 (1) 2

Amoeba feast on backpacks

(Phys.org)—The amoeba Acanthamoeba cunningly traps motile bacteria, collecting them in a rucksack before devouring the whole backpack. This behaviour of the single-cell organisms is unique.

Oct 22, 2012 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Global first as Witsies split pollen

Wits researchers have become the first to cut sections through pollen grains and make it possible to view a three dimensional image of the internal wall. This positions them to determine how the characteristics ...

Sep 06, 2013 5 / 5 (3) 1

A molecule that switches on and off

A single molecule whose charge state and shape can be changed at will: the latest breakthrough at the CEMES should prove a key advantage in the race for miniaturization. In addition to controlling its charge ...

Jun 10, 2011 4 / 5 (5) 3