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New insights into photosynthesis

October 30, 2014 Photosynthesis is truly an amazing process that occurs in nature. The general process is simple and yet how plants and cyanobacteria achieve photosynthesis is quite complex. more »»

Hidden particles may help to explain a big mystery

October 16, 2014 The universe has always been a wonder-filled place. more »»

How close are we to artificial intelligence?

October 2, 2014 Until recently, the realm of artificial intelligence (AI) has been a specialized on. more »»

Solidifying light

September 18, 2014 The quantum world is a strange (and wonderful) place. People often just associate the word quantum with things that seem impossible to understand. more »»

The future of solar power

August 28, 2014 Solar power may be the single most important power source in our futur. more »»

Brown fat vs. white fat, and the winner is ...

August 14, 2014 We are constantly bombarded in the news with stories about fat. more »»

Do we live in a holographic universe?

July 31, 2014 Ah holograms, the two- dimensional image that appears to be three-dimensional. more »»

How important could superconductivity be?

July 17, 2014 A good explanation as to what superconductivity is may be a proper place to start. We are all familiar with conductors; conductors allow a reasonably free flow of electricity through them. more »»

Brain control, it may be sooner than you think

July 3, 2014 For the most part science advances our abilities in positive ways, but of course there are always some negative consequences as wel. more »»

Carbon nanotubes may change the future of computing

June 19, 2014 There is no doubt about it. We are living in the age of silicon. One of the most affluent regions in our country is called Silicon Valley. more »»

The near future of cars

June 5, 2014 It is hard to believe that the first combustion engines were developed in the mid-1800s. more »»

Innumeracy, the new illiteracy?

May 22, 2014 To paraphrase Thomas Jefferson; “Where the press is free, and every man is able to read, all is safe. more »»

Time: the long and the short of it

May 8, 2014 Time is such an interesting thing. I can’t think of anything else that is quite as familiar and at the same time so strange. On the one hand time is well known and on the other it is not known at all. more »»

Nearly instant healing may be around the corner

April 24, 2014 Have you ever had a deep cut and wished you could just spray something on to heal it? Science may provide us with such a solution sooner than you think. more »»

The amazing little pepticles

April 10, 2014 It is funny that a molecule (really a small chunk of amino acids) could potentially find so many uses in our world. Yet peptides seem to be doing just that. more »»

Has Big Bang inflation finally been verified?

March 27, 2014 Recently there has been plenty of excitement in the news about the recent Background Imaging of Cosmic Extragalactic Polarization (BICEP2) data. more »»

Could fusion be the answer to our energy needs?

March 13, 2014 For this story we go back to the 1950s. The U.S. was in the middle of the Cold War with Russia and each side was trying to outdo the other in military strength. Because of this the . more »»

Are we on the verge of a new physics?

February 27, 2014 Of course, we live in a fast-paced world; it doesn’t seem to come as a surprise to us when our society comes to a new understanding of some technology or science. more »»

The spirit of American competitiveness: science Olympiad

February 13, 2014 We certainly are a funny bunch here in America. We enjoy the occasional double entendre. For instance one of the mantra’s we have is practice makes perfect. This is often applied to sports. more »»

Short-term weather and the oceans

January 30, 2014 We all know that the weather is variable. One year it may be a warm winter and the next a cool winter. The same goes for all of the season. more »»



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