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Protein biologists find new chink in staph's armor

(PhysOrg.com) -- The battle against deadly staph infections is closer to victory as Illinois researchers have uncovered secrets of how the bacterium protects itself from human immune attacks, which could lead to more effective ...

dateMar 25, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Watching electrons move in real time

At its most basic level, understanding chemistry means understanding what electrons are doing. Research published in the Journal of Chemical Physics not only maps the movement of electrons in real time but also observes a conc ...

dateSep 21, 2010 in General Physics
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New analyzers to unlock mineral value

Scientists are working on a new range of materials characterisation analysers and techniques that could help unlock the value contained in Australia's mineral deposits and improve processing performance, according ...

dateOct 06, 2009 in Environment
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Nano-ruler sets some very small marks

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has issued a new ruler, and even for an organization that routinely deals in superlatives, it sets some records. Designed to be the most accurate commercially available "meter ...

dateSep 22, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Earthquake waves: How do they spread?

Propagation of earthquake waves within the Earth is not uniform. Experiments indicate that the velocity of shear waves (s-waves) in Earth’s lower mantle between 660 and 2900 km depth is strongly dependent on the orientation ...

dateApr 13, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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