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McDonald's recalls Shrek glasses due to potential cadmium risk — The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) just announced…
Hogchoker - the new Internet star — A small flatfish living along the coast of North America is the…
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News | Archive (30 January 2011)

Archived news stories published on 30 January 2011 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Laser flashes without bounds
Laser flashes without bounds — Researchers of the Max Born Institute for Nonlinear Optics and Short-Pulse Spectroscopy (MBI) have developed a novel optical…
New process promises bigger and better diamond crystals
New process promises bigger and better diamond crystals — Researchers at the Carnegie Institution have developed a new technique for improving the properties of diamonds - not only…
'Digital dark age' may doom some data
'Digital dark age' may doom some data — What stands a better chance of surviving 50 years from now, a framed photograph or a 10-megabyte digital photo file on your…
Alien fish in Swedish waters
Alien fish in Swedish waters — A round goby (Neogobius melanostomus) was caught in late July off the Swedish coast near Karlskrona. This is the first find…

New transistors: An alternative to silicon and better than graphene

— 19:04 GMT | Technology

Smaller and more energy-efficient electronic chips could be made using molybdenite. In an article appearing online January 30 in the journal Nature Nanotechnology, EPFL's Laboratory of Nanoscale Electronics and Structures (LANES) publishes a study showing that this material has distinct advantages over traditional silicon or graphene for use in electronics applications…

Salk researchers discover that stem cell marker regulates synapse formation

— 19:04 GMT | Biology

Among stem cell biologists there are few better-known proteins than nestin, whose very presence in an immature cell identifies it as a 'stem cell,' such as a neural stem cell. As helpful as this is to researchers, until now no one knew which purpose nestin serves in a cell…

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