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Newswise: Found: New Bismuth Compounds in Well-Known Systems of Two Elements

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Found: New Bismuth Compounds in Well-Known Systems of Two Elements

Department of Energy, Office of Science

Scientists discover an unexpected source of new materials, with potential for energy applications.

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18-Jun-2019 3:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714550

Quantum Music to My Ears

American Institute of Physics (AIP)

It sounds like an old-school vinyl record, but the distinctive crackle in the music streamed into Chris Holloway’s laboratory is atomic in origin. The group spent years finding a way to directly measure electric fields using atoms, so who can blame them for then having a little fun with their new technology? They don’t expect the atomic-recording’s lower sound quality to replace digital music recordings, but the team is considering how this “entertaining” example of atomic sensing could be applied in communication devices of the future.

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18-Jun-2019 2:05 PM EDT
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Article ID: 714426

Collegiate Affirmative Action Bans Linked to Increase in Smoking among Minority High School Students

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

College affirmative action bans may adversely affect the health of underrepresented minority high school students, according to the results of a new study from researchers at Penn Medicine. Between 1996 and 2013, nine U.S. states banned consideration of race and ethnicity in college admissions. A new study in PLOS Medicine shows that the action bans had unanticipated effects, specifically resulting in increased rates of smoking among minority high school students

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17-Jun-2019 10:05 AM EDT
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Newswise: Size Matters: New Data Reveals Cell Size Sparks Genome Awakening in Embryos

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Size Matters: New Data Reveals Cell Size Sparks Genome Awakening in Embryos

Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania

Transitions are a hallmark of life, and so there is a transition during early development when an embryo undergoes biochemical changes, switching from being controlled by maternal molecules to being governed by its own genome. For the first time, researchers have found in an embryo that activation of its genome does not happen all at once, instead it follows a specific pattern controlled primarily by the various sizes of its cells.

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18-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life

Article ID: 714542

Dinosaur bones are home to microscopic life

Field Museum

Bad news, Jurassic Park fans--the odds of scientists cloning a dinosaur from ancient DNA are pretty much zero.

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18-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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Newswise: A day in the life of an accelerator designer

Article ID: 714537

A day in the life of an accelerator designer

SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory

Physicist Tor Raubenheimer explores the world by climbing rocks and designing particle accelerators.

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18-Jun-2019 1:05 PM EDT
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