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New Technique Sheds Light on the Mysterious Process of Cell Division
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Asymmetric division of a primitive model cell composed of a lipid membrane that encapsulates a polymer solution.
Graduating Senior Studies the Shadows of Galaxies
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Nigel Mathes will graduate this May with a B.S. in astronomy and astrophysics and over two years of research experience.
Largest-Ever 3-D Map of the Distant Universe is Revealed
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A zoomed-in view of a small 2-D section of the new 3-D map of intergalactic hydrogen gas in the distant universe. Red areas have more gas; blue areas have less gas. The black scalebar at the bottom right measures one-billion light years. Credit: SDSS
Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria Have Evolved a Unique Chemical Mechanism, New Discovery Reveals
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Scientists have discovered a novel strategy by which antibiotic-resistant bacteria change their genetic make-up to evade multiple antibiotics. Credit: National Institutes of Health
Search for Advanced Materials Aided by Discovery of Hidden Symmetries in Nature
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A lattice composed of columns of squares that represent repeating molecular structures, one rotated clockwise (colored blue) and another counterclockwise (colored orange) with respect to each other. Credit: Penn State University, Gopalan lab, Ryan Haislmaier
Reka Albert Receives the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award from the American Physical Society
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Reka Albert Receives the Maria Goeppert Mayer Award from the American Physical Society
Mary Jo Bojan Awarded the C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
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Mary Jo Bojan Awarded the C.I. Noll Award for Excellence in Teaching
Department of Chemistry Receives Grant to Sponsor Summer Undergraduate Research
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Department of Chemistry Receives Grant to Sponsor Summer Undergraduate Research
Bojowald Awarded the Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Physical Science
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Bojowald Awarded the Faculty Scholar Medal for Outstanding Achievement in Physical Science
Robinett Receives President's Award for Engagement with Students
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Robinett Receives President's Award for Engagement with Students
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