University of Toronto physicists create supernova in a jar

A team of physicists from the University of Toronto and Rutgers University have mimicked the explosion of a supernova in miniature.
A supernova is an exploding star. In a certain type of supernova, the detonation starts with a flame ball buried d…

Brown University chemists simplify biodiesel conversion

PROVIDENCE, R.I. [Brown University] — As the United States seeks to lessen its reliance on foreign oil, biodiesel is expected to play a role. According to the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, a branch of the Department of Energy, biodi…

UCLA physicists control chemical reactions mechanically

UCLA physicists have taken a significant step in controlling chemical reactions mechanically, an important advance in nanotechnology, UCLA physics professor Giovanni Zocchi and colleagues report.
Chemical reactions in the cell are catalyzed by e…

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