Archive: 15/03/2007

Robotic Telescope unravels mystery of cosmic blasts

Scientists have used the world's largest robotic telescope to make the earliest-ever measurement of the optical polarisation of a Gamma Ray Burst (GRB) just 203 seconds after the start of the cosmic explosion. This finding, ...

dateMar 15, 2007 in Astronomy
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Speed record for magnetic switching predicted

Scientists of the Research Centre Jülich, Germany, have found a fundamentally new magnetic switching method which achieves the fastest speed ever reported by applying an external magnetic field. The re-sults that are presented ...

dateMar 15, 2007 in General Physics
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Hidden fingerprints revealed

Hidden fingerprints can be now be revealed quickly and reliably thanks to two developments in nanotechnology. The news is reported in the latest edition of the Royal Society of Chemistry journal Chemical Communications.

dateMar 15, 2007 in Nanomaterials
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New reagent delivers a chemical breakthrough

"Build a better mousetrap," the saying goes, "and the world will beat a path to your door." In the complex field of organic chemistry, that path leads to Florida State University, where a newly developed substance could make ...

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RNA enzyme structure offers a glimpse into the origins of life

Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz, have determined the three-dimensional structure of an RNA enzyme, or "ribozyme," that carries out a fundamental reaction required to make new RNA molecules. Their results ...

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