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Confirmation of old theory leads to new breakthrough in superconductor science

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Scientists have developed a superconductor that is only one nanometer thick. By studying fluctuations in this ultra-thin material as it transitions into superconductivity, the scientists gained insight into the processes that drive superconductivity. They used the new technology to confirm a 23-year-old theory of superconductors. Their work could have applications in virtually any technology that […]

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Students chowing down tuna in dining halls are unaware of mercury exposure risks

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Some students are helping themselves to servings of tuna well beyond the amounts recommended to avoid consuming too much mercury. Researchers surveyed students on their tuna consumption habits and knowledge of mercury exposure risks, and also measured the mercury levels in hair samples. Hair mercury levels were closely correlated with how much tuna the students […]

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Embracing bioinformatics in gene banks

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Scientists have explored, within a perspective paper, the upcoming challenges and possibilities of the future of gene banks. They emphasize that the advancement of gene banks into bio-digital resource centers, which collate the germplasm as well as the molecular data of the samples, would be beneficial to scientists, plant breeders and society alike.