Researchers from Stanford University and the U.S. Department of Energy’s SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory have created the first-ever system of ‘designer electrons’ – exotic variants of ordinary electrons with tunable properties that may ultimately lead to new types of materials and devices.
RNA editing study under intense scrutiny
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Debate highlights pitfalls in interpreting genomic data.
Mammals put embryo development on hold
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The ability to postpone embryo growth temporarily may be more widespread than previously thought.
Lab chemicals removed from Texas campus
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Questions raised over biosecurity after student found with vials from university.
Awards competition signals fresh opportunities for researchers
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Howard Hughes Medical Institute launches new funding round for basic biology.
Neutrinos transmit message through solid rock
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Beamline used to code the word ‘neutrino’ as pulses of particles.
Two nations divided by a common purpose
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Plans to replicate Britain’s Science Media Centre in the United States are fraught with danger, warns Colin Macilwain.
Seven days: 9–15 March 2012
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The week in science: Success for China’s neutrino experiment; South Africa edges ahead in race to host Square Kilometre Array; and Nobel prizewinning chemist Sherwood Rowland dies.