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A 'movie' of ultrafast rotating molecules at a hundred billion per second Friday July 3rd, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(National Institutes of Natural Sciences) Can you imagine how subnano-scale molecules make an ultrafast rotation at a hundred billion per second? Do the ultrafast rotating subnano-scale molecules show a wave-like nature rather than particle-like behavior? The Japanese research team led by Professor Yasuhiro Ohshima at the Tokyo Institute of Technology, and Dr. Kenta Mizuse at the Institute for Molecular Science, National Institutes of Natural Sciences, successfully took sequential 'snapshots' of ultrafast ...

'Invisible' protein structure explains the power of enzymes Friday July 3rd, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(Umea University) A research group at UmeƄ University in Sweden has managed to capture and describe a protein structure that, until now, has been impossible to study. The discovery lays the base for developing designed enzymes as catalysts to new chemical reactions for instance in biotechnological applications. The result of the study is published in the journal Nature Communications.

Novel DNA repair mechanism brings new horizons Friday July 3rd, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(Lomonosov Moscow State University) The DNA molecule is chemically unstable giving rise to DNA lesions of different nature. That is why DNA damage detection, signaling and repair, collectively known as the DNA damage response, are needed. A group of researchers, lead by Vasily M. Studitsky, professor at the Lomonosov Moscow State University, discovered a new mechanism of DNA repair, which opens up new perspectives for the treatment and prevention of neurodegenerative diseases.

Astronomers predict fireworks from rare stellar encounter in 2018 Thursday July 2nd, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Astronomers are gearing up for high-energy fireworks coming in early 2018, when a stellar remnant the size of a city meets one of the brightest stars in our galaxy.

Seahorse tails could inspire new generation of robots Thursday July 2nd, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(Clemson University) Inspiration for the next big technological breakthrough in robotics, defense systems and biomedicine could come from a seahorse's tail, according to a new study reported Thursday in the journal Science.The research centers on the curious shape of seahorse tails and was led by Clemson University's Michael M. Porter, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering.

Canadian wildfires continue Thursday July 2nd, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Canada is reeling from an early fire season this year as dozens of fires ravage at least three provinces of the country.

NASA looks at Tropical Depression 10W's most powerful storms Thursday July 2nd, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) Infrared date from NASA's Aqua satellite spotted the strongest storms within newborn Tropical Depression 10W over the Philippine Sea today, July 2.

NASA sees 2 tropical cyclones on either side of the equator Thursday July 2nd, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center) NASA's Aqua satellite passed over two tropical cyclones in the Pacific Ocean on different sides of the equator today, July 2.

New technology using silver may hold key to electronics advances Thursday July 2nd, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(Oregon State University) Engineers have invented a way to fabricate silver, a highly conductive metal, for printed electronics that are produced at room temperature. There may be broad applications in microelectronics, sensors, energy devices, low emissivity coatings and even transparent displays.

Extreme lab at European X-ray laser XFEL is a go Thursday July 2nd, 2015 04:00:00 AM
(Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf) The Helmholtz Senate has given the green light for the Association's involvement in the Helmholtz International Beamline, a new kind of experimentation station at the X-ray laser European XFEL in Hamburg, Germany. As the leading institutes of the international HIB user consortium, the Helmholtz-Zentrum Dresden-Rossendorf and DESY were able to secure funding in the amount of 30 million Euros for this project. The majority of the funding will go to Helmholtz International ...

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