News tagged with mirror

UA to shape solar telescope mirror

(PhysOrg.com) -- When finished, the 4.2-meter mirror will be the largest telescope mirror ever pointed at the sun. Polished into a highly complex, asymmetric shape, it will be the centerpiece of the Advanced ...

dateJun 23, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Taming the molecule's Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde

Many organic molecules are non-superimposable with their mirror image. The two forms of such a molecule are called enantiomers and can have different properties in biological systems. The problem is to control which enantiomer ...

dateJun 14, 2011 in Materials Science
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Organic chemistry: Amino acids made easy

Amino acids are the building blocks of proteins. There are 22 different amino acids and they can combine in a myriad ways to form a vast array of proteins. All amino acids except glycine are chiral molecules, ...

dateMay 04, 2011 in Biochemistry
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The brain against words in the mirror

Most people can read texts reflected in a mirror slowly and with some effort, but a team of scientists from the Basque Centre on Cognition, Brain and Language (BCBL) has shown for the first time that we can ...

dateMar 31, 2011 in Neuroscience
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