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E. coli Cells Join Salt Crystallisation and Modulate Growth of Sodium Chloride Crystals

E. coli Cells Join Salt Crystallisation and Modulate Growth of Sodium Chloride Crystals

For the first time, Spanish researchers have detected an unknown interaction between microorganisms and salt. When Escherichia coli cells are introduced into a droplet of salt water and is left to dry, bacteria manipulate the sodium chloride crystallisation to create biomineralogical biosaline 3D morphologically complex formations, where they hibernate. [More]
Armourglass Offers Tritium-Illuminated Watches with Shatterproof Crystal Glass

Armourglass Offers Tritium-Illuminated Watches with Shatterproof Crystal Glass

Where will your watch take you? Climb higher, go further, dive deeper, and see brighter! No more limitations with your watch! [More]
Neutron Crystallography Helps Solve Mystery of Ferryl Heme Compound I Structure

Neutron Crystallography Helps Solve Mystery of Ferryl Heme Compound I Structure

The controversy centres around a family of enzymes known as heme enzymes, due to the presence of a heme group in their active site. At the centre of the heme cofactor is an iron (Fe) atom, which becomes oxidised (ferryl) when a reacting heme is in an intermediate state called Compound I. [More]
Anticrystal Concept Offers New Approach to Understanding Materials

Anticrystal Concept Offers New Approach to Understanding Materials

For the last century, the concept of crystals has been a mainstay of solid-state physics. Crystals are paragons of order; crystalline materials are defined by the repeating patterns their constituent atoms and molecules make. [More]
Simple, Direct Study of Crystals Inside Cells Performed Using X-Ray Analysis

Simple, Direct Study of Crystals Inside Cells Performed Using X-Ray Analysis

Anyone involved in macromolecular crystallography will know that for many years scientists have had to rely on a multi-stage process utilizing protein, usually expressed in engineered cells, which is then extracted and purified before crystallization in vitro and finally prepared for analysis. [More]
BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust Contribute Funds for the European X-ray Free Electron Lasers Project

BBSRC, MRC and Wellcome Trust Contribute Funds for the European X-ray Free Electron Lasers Project

The UK's structural biology community will have access to the most advanced crystallography technology in the world thanks to a £5.64M investment from UK research funders. [More]
Tiny Crystals Leap Violently When Exposed to UV Light

Tiny Crystals Leap Violently When Exposed to UV Light

Landmark study opens doors to further studies into chemical modification of materials for alternative energy conversion [More]
New Findings Could Help Explain Magnetic and Electronic Behavior of Crystals

New Findings Could Help Explain Magnetic and Electronic Behavior of Crystals

Analysis of a manganese-based crystal by scientists at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) has produced the first clear picture of its molecular structure. The findings could help explain the magnetic and electronic behavior of the whole family of crystals, many of which have potential for use in batteries. [More]
Zecotek Photonics Enhances LFS Scintillation Crystal Array Manufacturing Process

Zecotek Photonics Enhances LFS Scintillation Crystal Array Manufacturing Process

Zecotek Photonics Inc., a developer of leading-edge photonics technologies for medical, industrial and scientific markets, today announced it has enhanced the LFS scintillation crystal array manufacturing and assembling process resulting in a more flexible production output at a significantly improved price point. [More]

University of the Witwatersrand Use Nikon Metrology Micro-CT Scanner on Latest Research Project

The University of the Witwatersrand in Johannesburg is using a Nikon Metrology micro-CT scanner in its Palaeosciences Centre. [More]