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DNA dominos on a chip

Normally, individual molecules of genetic material repel each other. However, when space is limited DNA molecules must be packed together more tightly. This case arises in sperm, cell nuclei and the protein shells of viruses. ...

dateAug 09, 2016 in Biotechnology
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Making astrophysical simulations more accurate

Research work at UiS (Universitetet i Stavanger - The University of Stavanger) and NTNU (Norges teknisk-naturvitenskapelige universitet - The Norwegian University of Science and Technology) may result in better simulations ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in General Physics
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Chance microlensing events probe galactic cores

Some galaxies pump out vast amounts of energy from a very small volume of space, typically not much bigger than our own solar system. The cores of these galaxies, so called Active Galactic Nuclei or AGNs, are often hundreds ...

dateJul 01, 2016 in Astronomy
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Heavy barium nuclei prefer a pear shape

Certain heavy barium nuclei have long been predicted to exhibit pear-like shapes. However, until recently, experimental confirmation had been impossible to achieve as these nuclei typically only live for a few seconds. The ...

dateJun 07, 2016 in General Physics
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Precision spectroscopy of X-ray polaritons

When light interacts with matter, it may be deflected or absorbed, resulting in the excitation of atoms and molecules; but the interaction can also produce composite states of light and matter which are neither one thing ...

dateMay 03, 2016 in Optics & Photonics
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