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Making spines from sea water

Some sea creatures cover themselves with hard shells and spines, while vertebrates build skeletons out of the same minerals. How do these animals get the calcium they need to build these strong mineral structures? Professors ...

dateApr 06, 2017 in Cell & Microbiology
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Skyrmions created with a special spiral

Like baristas creating beautiful spirals of creamy foam on the warm surfaces of lattes, researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) Argonne National Laboratory have found a way to control the creation of special ...

dateApr 06, 2017 in General Physics
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Seaweed: From superfood to superconductor

Seaweed, the edible algae with a long history in some Asian cuisines, and which has also become part of the Western foodie culture, could turn out to be an essential ingredient in another trend: the development of more sustainable ...

dateApr 05, 2017 in Materials Science
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