Simulations may explain nanoparticles 'pinned' to graphene

It was hard to understand how a graphene sheet — a featureless, flat sheet of carbon atoms — lying on an equally featureless iridium surface, somehow converted itself into a kind of muffin tin that formed “muffins” ...

Giant laser system is under construction

The world's largest laser system -- the National Ignition Facility -- is being built in California and officials say it will go online next year.

Researcher to Study Gene Flow 'Hot Spots' in Canola

A University of Arkansas researcher and her colleagues have won a joint grant from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the Environmental Protection Agency to look at the combined effects of global climate change on weed ...

Earthquake in Illinois could portend an emerging threat

To the surprise of many, the earthquake on April 18, 2008, about 120 miles east of St. Louis, originated in the Wabash Valley Fault and not the better-known and more-dreaded New Madrid Fault in Missouri's bootheel.

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