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Hammes-Schiffer Receives National Institutes of Health MERIT Award
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Hammes-Schiffer Named a Fellow of the American Chemical Society
Norman Freed Retires After 46 Years of Service to Penn State
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Norman Freed Retires After 46 Years of Service to Penn State
Cosmic Explosion is New Candidate for Most Distant Object in the Universe
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Credit: Gemini Observatory / AURA / Levan, Tanvir, Cucchiara
Nearby Supernova Factory Turns On
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This large Chandra image shows the Carina Nebula, a star-forming region in the Sagittarius-Carina arm of the Milky Way a mere 7,500 light years from Earth. Chandra's sharp X-ray vision has detected over 14,000 stars in this region, revealed a diffuse X-ray glow, and provided strong evidence that massive stars have already self-destructed in this nearby supernova factory.  Credit: NASA/CXC/PSU/L.Townsley et al.
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
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