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>Mapping Orion’s winds
>Resonance: a life of music, physics and faith
>Buckyballs may impact DNA
>Maya royal massacre
>Brain morphing simplifies neurosurgery
>Dissecting nanotube luminescence
>Incredible shrinking lights
>Frog secretions block HIV infections
>Linking eccentricity and creativity
>Emotion-induced blindness

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Mapping Orion’s winds
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Astronomer Bob O’Dell is mapping the stellar winds in the Orion Nebula in unprecedented detail using new observations collected by the Hubble Space Telescope. Read more
Mapping Orion’s winds

Resonance: a life of music, physics and faithResonance: a life of music, physics and faith
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Vanderbilt physics professor Norman Tolk is passionate about music, physics and faith. Read more

Simulation suggests buckyballs may impact DNA
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Raising a cautionary note regarding the potential risk posed by nanomaterials, a new study finds that buckyballs bind tightly to the spirals of DNA molecules in an aqueous environment. Read more
Simulation suggests buckyballs may impact DNA

Royal massacre site discovered in ruins on ancient Maya cityRoyal massacre site discovered in ruins on ancient Maya city
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The massacre of thirty-one Maya nobles discovered in the ruins of the royal palace in the ancient city of Cancuén records a critical moment at the beginning of the end of the Maya empire. Read more

Brain morphing technology simplifies the surgical treatment for movement disorders
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A system that morphs brain images can significantly simplify the neurosurgical technique called deep brain stimulation used to treat movement disorders. Read more
Brain morphing technology simplifies the surgical treatment for movement disorders

New study suggests ways to brighten nanotube luminescenceNew study suggests ways to brighten nanotube luminescence
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Nanotubes can serve as tiny but inefficient light sources. Now, a study provides new insights into the reasons for their inefficiency and suggests substantial improvements are possible. Read more

Quantum dots that produce white light could be the light bulb’s successor
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Discovery that nanoscale fluorescent beads can produce white light could hasten the day when the light bulb is replaced by more efficient solid state lighting. Read more
Quantum dots that produce white light could be the light bulb’s successor

Frog secretions block HIV infectionsFrog secretions block HIV infections
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Investigators at Vanderbilt University Medical Center have discovered that secretions from the skins of tropical frogs contain potent blockers of HIV infection. Read more

Odd behavior and creativity may go hand-in-hand
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Research on the brain activity of people who are eccentric, but not psychotic or schizophrenic, offers new evidence that they are more creative than other personality types. Read more
Odd behavior and creativity may go hand-in-hand

Violent or erotic images cause momentary periods of Violent or erotic images cause momentary periods of "emotion-induced blindness"
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A new psychological study finds that when people are shown violent or erotic images they frequently fail to process what they see immediately afterwards. Read more



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