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Electron ping pong in the nano-world

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of researchers succeeded at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics to control and monitor strongly accelerated electrons from nano-spheres with extremely short and ...

Apr 25, 2011
5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

Skeletons in the pre-Cambrian closet

The Cambrian explosion marked a major blossoming in the tree of life around 540 million years ago. Nearly all of the major phyla in the animal kingdom appeared in a sudden burst of evolution. One of the drivers ...

Jan 07, 2011
4.9 / 5 (14) 3 | with audio podcast

Colonization of Mars might be microbes away

Tiny rock-eating microbes could mine precious extraterrestrial resources from Mars and pave the way for the first human colonists. Just don't expect them to transform the red planet's surface into a new Earth ...

Sep 10, 2010
4.3 / 5 (12) 6 | with audio podcast

Tracking viruses back in time

How long have viruses been around? No one knows. Scientists at Portland State University have begun taking the first steps toward answering this question.

Sep 06, 2010
4.9 / 5 (11) 1 | with audio podcast