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Researchers find unusually elastic protein

Scientists at Heidelberg University have discovered an unusually elastic protein in one of the most ancient groups of animals, the over 600-million-year-old cnidarians. The protein is a part of the "weapons system" that the ...

dateJan 26, 2015 in Cell & Microbiology
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Scientists set quantum speed limit

University of California, Berkeley, scientists have proved a fundamental relationship between energy and time that sets a "quantum speed limit" on processes ranging from quantum computing and tunneling to ...

dateJan 22, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Bring on driverless cars

Imagine no more gridlock, road rage and drunk driving—and 90 percent fewer car accidents. You could well be able to sit back and enjoy the ride sooner than you think, according to the engineers who are ...

dateJan 21, 2015 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Atoms can be in two places at the same time

Can a penalty kick simultaneously score a goal and miss? For very small objects, at least, this is possible: according to the predictions of quantum mechanics, microscopic objects can take different paths ...

dateJan 20, 2015 in Quantum Physics
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Shining a light on quantum dots measurement

Due to their nanoscale dimensions and sensitivity to light, quantum dots are being used for a number of bioimaging applications including in vivo imaging of tumor cells, detection of biomolecules, and measurement ...

dateJan 15, 2015 in Nanomaterials
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