Turning corn fiber into ethanol

Tony Pometto held up a laboratory flask swimming with little balls of mold. This, said the Iowa State University professor of food science and human nutrition, is the kind of fungus that Iowa State researchers have used to ...

Chemists forge a new form of iron

An international team of chemists has discovered a new and unexpected form of iron, a finding that adds to the fundamental understanding of an element that is among the most abundant on Earth and that, in nature, is an essential ...

The case of the neutron star with a wayward wake

A long observation with NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory revealed important new details of a neutron star that is spewing out a wake of high-energy particles as it races through space. The deduced location of the neutron ...

Biobarcode Nanoparticles Enable Multiplexed DNA Detection

Given that cancer is a disease that results from gene mutations, the development of high-throughput schemes for detecting specific DNA sequences would have a dramatic effect on cancer research, cancer detection, and the monitoring ...

Raiders of the lost dimension

Ancient Chinese warriors are yet again helping scientists from the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and their collaborators unravel some of the mysteries of the natural world.

Survey looks at religious 'sectarianism'

A study finds U.S. "religious right" groups have negative attitudes toward similar religious groups on the right, making coalition forming more difficult.

'Oldest' papyrus is finally decoded

Greek scientists using modern technology say they have decoded the text of the world's oldest literary papyrus.

Tide machines may be major power sources

The Norwegian firm, Statkraft, has proposed creating underwater tide-harnessing machines to provide up to 3 percent of the European Union's electricity.

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