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  • Chemical treatment improves quantum dot lasers
    (DOE/Los Alamos National Laboratory) One of the secrets to making tiny laser devices such as opthalmic surgery scalpels work even more efficiently is the use of tiny semiconductor particles, called quantum dots. In new research at Los Alamos National Laboratory's Nanotech Team, the ~nanometer-sized dots are being doctored, or 'doped,' ..... read more
    Source: EurekAlertPublished on 2017-10-15
  • Spinning strands hint at folding dynamics
    (Rice University) A Rice University lab creates flexible strings of magnetized beads to model how natural and synthetic strands bend and fold in dynamic conditions. The work could enhance knowledge of how proteins and DNA fold in biological systems and how synthetic fibers interact in fluids. ..... read more
    Source: EurekAlertPublished on 2017-10-15
  • TSRI’s Benjamin Cravatt elected to National Academy of Medicine
    (Scripps Research Institute) A prominent and inventive chemical biologist, Cravatt's research focuses on the role proteins play in cellular processes. ..... read more
    Source: EurekAlertPublished on 2017-10-15
  • Astronomers Are Finally Mapping the “Dark Side” of the Milky Way
    Half of our home galaxy is terra incognita. That will soon change -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ..... read more
    Source: Scientific AmericanPublished on 2017-10-13
  • Squirrels Chunk Their Buried Treasure
    Under certain circumstances squirrels will bury all of the same kind of nut near one another, a mnemonic strategy known as chunking.   -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ..... read more
    Source: Scientific AmericanPublished on 2017-10-12
  • The Secret Social Life of a Solitary Puma
    Hidden cameras caught these cats sharing prey with their neighbors, suggesting pumas have a more complex society than previously believed. -- Read more on ScientificAmerican.com ..... read more
    Source: Scientific AmericanPublished on 2017-10-12
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