June 19, 2000

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  Gravity's Puzzlement

Distant realms of the cosmos actually may be as close as a millimeter away. Whole other universes may be within your grasp. Even if you cannot see these other worlds, you may be in communication with them through that most familiar of forces, gravity.  This mind-expanding scenario is one of the hottest theories in physics. What's more, it can be tested.

  Back To The Beginning

Scientists have begun a final push to recreate the extreme conditions and temperatures that existed an instant after the Big Bang.  At RHIC, ordinary matter is now being shattered in tiny cataclysms that are expected to briefly create a primordial state of matter which has been theorized but never seen. Detectors will record fleeting fusillades of subatomic particles and scientists can begin the job of sifting through them, intent upon discovery of the quark-gluon plasma.


One day was all it took a team of researchers at the Department of Energy's Joint Genome Institute in Walnut Creek, California to unravel the entire genome of the "superbug" Enterococcus faecium -- an antibiotic-resistant bacterium that is one of the major causes of hospital-acquired infections.


Energy efficiency research on advanced insulating materials has paid unexpected dividends with the development of a better box in which to ship perishables

Small town girl makes good: Darleane Hoffman awarded Chemical Society's highest honor

Darleane Hoffman on how status of woman has changed and not changed over past 50 years

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