Passing a strand of DNA through a hole in a sheet of graphene finally solves one of the biggest problems with a revolutionary new genome sequencing technique called nanopore translocation.
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Geothermal vents created life's left-handed amino acids, according to a new theory that claims to have solved one of biology's greatest puzzles.
Project Icarus is an ambitious plan to reassess our ability to send a spacecraft to another star. But is it any more than science fiction?
Astrophysicists need to choose between dark matter or modified gravity to explain the universe. But a strange new duality may mean they can have both.
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The sand flow through an hourglass is entirely different from a similar flow of liquid. But physicists say new measurements prove that conventional thinking about this problem is wrong.
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Physicists have mounted the first successful attack of its kind on a commercial quantum cryptography system.