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'Muscle power truths' revealed

<b>Scientists have discovered a new truth behind big muscles, turning 50 years of knowledge on its head.</b><p>Bulging biceps get their power from a mesh arrangement of cells rather than long ropes, detailed studies reveal.<p>As muscles flex, tugging filaments fan out in a lattice, say the University of …

Stanford center Andy Brown tears ACL for 4th time

The senior was a key contributor to the Cardinal's frontcourt last year, but his career with Stanford is now over.<p>Stanford center Andy Brown has torn his ACL for the fourth time in his career, Jeff Goodman of ESPN reports.<p>Due to the long recovery time that follows, an ACL tear is typically a …

In pictures: Inside the heart

The British Heart Foundation (BHF) has announced the winners of its "Reflections of Research" competition.

Medical Research

This elegant chart almost became our Periodic Table of Elements

This spiraling structure is the work of Gustavus Hinrichs. It was one of the many contenders for the Periodic Table of Elements. It was actually …

Periodic Table

Explore the Elemental LED Design Center - Your Online Resource for the Latest in Energy Efficient Lighting

Are you an eco-conscious architect, designer or lighting professional looking to stay up to date on the latest innovations coming off the …

LED Lighting

Carbyne Could Be the Strongest Substance Known to Man

Diamonds have another challenger for the hardest substance title.<p>A team of scientists at Rice University in Houston worked out the mathematical …

Element of the week: hassium | video

This week's element is hassium, which has the atomic symbol, <b>Hs</b>, and the atomic number, <b>108</b>. Its name comes from hassia, which is the Latin name for the German state of Hesse, home to the lab where it was first discovered.<p>Hassium does not occur naturally in the wild (probably), and so far, is only …

19 Scientists Reveal Their Favorite Element

A chemical element is a material that cannot be broken down or changed into a simpler substance (without the help of an atom-smasher, that is). Elements are the building blocks of all matter — everything we feel, smell, and see — and combine to make all molecules.<p>The modern periodic table arranges …

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