Molecules which flip into their own mirror image

Catalysts do function, despite the fact that not all the chemical reactions (and partial reactions) which occur are fully understood, including those which take place during the treatment of automobile exhaust. If scientists ...

World's largest laser opens (w/Video)

Scientists for decades have been hunting for ways to harness the enormous force of the sun and stars to supply energy here on Earth. The National Ignition Facility at the Lawrence Livermore Laboratory may spark the light ...

Expanded version of Phytozome.net released

An enhanced version of Phytozome.net, a web portal for comparative plant genomics geared to advance biofuel, food, feed, and fiber research, has been released by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Joint Genome Institute ...

Expert: Obama's cybersecurity response disappointing in scope

President Barack Obama's announcement today (May 29) that he will create a cybersecurity coordinator in the White House with responsibility for information security is a step in the right direction, but more has to be done ...

Renewable energy brings modern-day gold rush

Dreams of renewable energy riches have set off a scramble not seen since miners rushed into these surrounding hills in search of shiny nuggets.

Slicing chromosomes leads to new insights into cell division

(PhysOrg.com) -- By using ultrafast laser pulses to slice off pieces of chromosomes and observe how the chromosomes behave, biomedical engineers at the University of Michigan have gained pivotal insights into mitosis, the ...

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