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Oganesson: a most unusual ‘inert gas’

Posted on 19. July, 2018.

Oganesson, with the symbol Og, is the artificially prepared (i.e. ‘man-made’) elementwith atomic number 118, previously known as eka-radon or Uuo (‘ununoctium’), and recently ‘blessed’ with an official name by IUPAC3. Atoms of the element were first produced using the U400 cyclotron at the Joint Institute for Nuclear Research (JINR) in Dubna, Russia, via a heavy-ion fusion reaction utilising collision of a 4820Ca beam with a 24998Cf target. 


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The quick bird catches his mate

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

While the early bird might catch the worm, it's the quick bird that lands the ladies, according to new research into the running performance of an Arctic cousin of the grouse. The study was published in the August 17, 2011, issue of Proceedings of the Royal Society B.


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Contents: Science Progress Volume 94 Part 3 2011

Posted on 13. September, 2011.

One hundred years of reporting science...


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The Promiscuous T-cell

Posted on 8. September, 2011.

T-cells are a vital type of white blood cell that scan for cellular abnormalities and infections. They recognise disease-associated antigens via a surface receptor called the T-cell antigen receptor (TCR). If there were a specific TCR for every single antigen, no mammal could possibly contain all the T-cells it needs. This suggests that T-cell recognition must be highly degenerate. Yet highly promiscuous TCRs would appear to be equally impossible: they are bound to recognise self as well as non-self antigens.  In the next issue of Science Progress, mathematical analysis helps to resolve the paradox of the promiscuous TCR.


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Science Progress Assistant Editor Branches Into Children's Literature

Posted on 30. August, 2011.

Chris Rhodes is not only an accomplished commentator on current science as assistant editor on Science Progress but is also branching out into Children’s literature! His book entitled 'Hippy the Happy Hippopotamus' has just been published.


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Contents: Journal Of Chemical Research Volume 35 Issue 8 2011

Posted on 30. August, 2011.

This journal is covered by the following secondary information sources: Chemical Abstracts, Current Contents, Current Abstracts of Chemistry/Index Chemicus, Current Chemical Reactions, Current Bibliography on Science and Technology, Science Citation Index, Bulletin Signalétique, Referativnyi Zhurnal and ChemInform.


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13th International Conference on Pressure Vessel Technology

Posted on 17. August, 2011.

The Institution of Mechanical Engineers are very pleased to host the 13th International Conference on Pressure Vessel Technology (ICPVT-13), here in London, UK, May 20-23, 2012.


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New American Editor for Materials at High Temperatures

Posted on 16. August, 2011.

Vilupanur A. Ravi, Professor and Chair, Chemical and Materials Engineering Department, California State Polytechnic University, has been appointed an American Editor of Materials at High Temperatures.


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Contents: Chemical Speciation And Bioavailability Volume 23 Issue 3 2011

Posted on 15. August, 2011.

Chemical Speciation & Bioavailability covers all aspects of environmental science and pollution.


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