Archive: 16/04/2007

Building the nuclear pore piece by piece

The nuclear pore complexes are the sole gatekeepers for the cell’s nucleus — proteins, RNA, viruses, anything that passes between the nucleus and the rest of the cell has to use one of these giant protein assemblies. ...

dateApr 16, 2007 in
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Dusty Hurricanes

Throw gasoline on a fire, and the flames swell to a raging inferno. Throw dirt on a fire, and the flames suffocate. But what happens when you throw dirt on a hurricane? It's a serious question.

dateApr 16, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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A new way to test general relativity

"Atom interferometry is an exciting field which has been awarded three Nobel prizes in the last decade," Savas Dimopoulos tells “It is a new precision tool with a variety of applications.” Dimopoulos, a physics ...

dateApr 16, 2007 in General Physics feature
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