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Plant toughness: Key to cracking biofuels?

Along with photosynthesis, the plant cell wall is one of the features that most set plants apart from animals. A structural molecule called cellulose is necessary for the manufacture of these walls. Cellulose is synthesized ...

Feb 21, 2012 1 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

Miracle material: Graphene

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the 19th century novel, Flatland, by Edward A. Abbott, residents of that fictional country exist in only two dimensions. Women are born as line segments, while men come in a range of geometric ...

May 19, 2011 4.9 / 5 (9) 12 | with audio podcast