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Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe's accelerating expansion. An instrument assembly the company is developing, if selected by NASA for production, will be the …
Lockheed Martin is helping NASA begin the hunt for dark energy, a mysterious force powering the universe's accelerating expansion. An …
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When matter changes from solids to liquids to vapors, the changes are called phase transitions. Among the most interesting types are more exotic changes—quantum phase transitions—where the strange properties of quantum mechanics can …
When matter changes from solids to liquids to vapors, the changes are called phase transitions. Among the most interesting types …
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The coelacanths are an ancient group of lobe-finned fishes, with weird appendages that take the form of bony, fleshy, muscular stalks. They’re well-represented in the fossil record all the way back to the Devonian …
The coelacanths are an ancient group of lobe-finned fishes, with weird appendages that take the form of bony, fleshy, muscular …
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If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is you’d probably think of nuclear war, global warming or a large-scale pandemic disease. But assuming we can overcome such challenges, are we …
If you ask yourself what the biggest threat to human existence is you’d probably think of nuclear war, global …
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Microelectronics has transformed our lives. Cellphones, earbuds, pacemakers, defibrillators – all these and more rely on microelectronics’ very small electronic designs and components. Microelectronics has changed the way we collect, process and transmit information.Such devices, …
Microelectronics has transformed our lives. Cellphones, earbuds, pacemakers, defibrillators – all these and more rely on microelectronics’ very small electronic designs …
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Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in the same way that letters must be placed in a specific order to form words and sentences, …
Just like an alphabet is made up of individual letters, DNA is composed of chemical bases. And in the same …
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In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s one technology in development that almost sounds too good to be true: nuclear fusion.If …
In a world struggling to kick its addiction to fossil fuels and feed its growing appetite for energy, there’s …
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Preclinical evidence supports taking a stem cell-based treatment for life-threatening infections forward into human clinical trials. Most attempts to transform exciting findings from laboratories into clinical treatments are unsuccessful. One reason for this may be …
Preclinical evidence supports taking a stem cell-based treatment for life-threatening infections forward into human clinical trials. Most attempts to transform …
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A cryptic part of DNA helps keep a species' mutations in check until they become useful. We’re all here because of mutations. Random changes in genes are what creates variety in a species, …
A cryptic part of DNA helps keep a species' mutations in check until they become useful. We’re all …
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Einstein succeeded only partly in explaining the aspects of the universe. Today's scientists are also at a loss about how it all connects. A mathematician in Norway and international fellow scientists have now conceived a …
Einstein succeeded only partly in explaining the aspects of the universe. Today's scientists are also at a loss about how …
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