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A molecular light switch?... Just add water

A bit of stray moisture during an experiment tipped off scientists about the strange behavior of a complex oxide material they were studying—shedding light on its potential for improving chemical sensors, computing and ...

dateDec 16, 2015 in Nanophysics
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What if water had memory?

Homeopaths believe water has memory. That is how they explain the "medicinal properties" of their concoctions. Apparently people are treated even though the pill or potion may not contain a single molecule of the medicinal ...

dateOct 03, 2013 in Materials Science
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Proteins in their natural habitat

Proteins which reside in the membrane of cells play a key role in many biological processes and provide targets for more than half of current drug treatments. These membrane proteins are notoriously difficult to study in ...

dateOct 29, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Explosive growth of young star

A star is formed when a large cloud of gas and dust condenses and eventually becomes so dense that it collapses into a ball of gas, where the pressure heats the matter, creating a glowing gas ball – a star is born. New ...

dateDec 04, 2013 in Astronomy
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