Chocolate physics: How modeling could improve 'mouthfeel'

Lecithin is an ingredient that you've probably never heard of, but one that plays a vital role in the production of chocolate and many other foods. It's never been clear how this ingredient works on a molecular level, and ...

China, US seek 'clean coal' agreement as industry struggles

U.S. and China officials took a major step Tuesday toward an agreement to advance "clean coal" technologies that purport to reduce the fuel's contribution to climate change—and could offer a potential lifeline for an industry ...

IRIS and Hinode: A Stellar research team

Modern telescopes and satellites have helped us measure the blazing hot temperatures of the sun from afar. Mostly the temperatures follow a clear pattern: The sun produces energy by fusing hydrogen in its core, so the layers ...

Batting practice in the genome

In the biochemical game of genetics, it was thought that the proteins controlling gene regulation in animals were either spectators or players.

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