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  • Iron is the Key to Preserving Dinosaur Soft TissueExternal link

    08.27.14 Researchers at Berkeley Lab's Advanced Light Source (ALS) are studying organic material from dinosaur bones and have been able to show that the organic material in the samples contained original soft tissue material from Mesozoic dinosaurs.

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  • Scientists Develop Water Splitter that Runs on Ordinary AAA BatteryExternal link

    08.26.14 Scientists at Stanford University, working with collaborators at the Department of Energy’s Oak Ridge National Laboratory, National Taiwan University of Science and Technology, Canadian Light Source Inc. and the University of Tennessee, have developed a low-cost, emissions-free device that efficiently splits liquid water into hydrogen and oxygen gas.

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  • Signatures of Selection Inscribed on Poplar GenomesExternal link

    08.25.14 Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), the Department of Energy Joint Genome Institute (DOE JGI), and Stephen DiFazio of West Virginia University, used a combination of genome-wide selection scans and analyses to understand the processes involved in shaping the genetic variation of natural poplar (Populus trichocarpa) populations.

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