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Monthly Archives: November 2009

First Collisions at the Large Hadron Collider

The Large Hadron Collider at CERN near Geneva, Switzerland recorded its first particle collisions today as proton beams race round the ring in opposite directions. UC Davis physicist John Conway blogs about the startup here. Conway writes that by the …
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The Slingjaw Wrasse is aptly named

The Youtube page of Peter Wainwright’s lab in the Department of Evolution and Ecology has a number of high-speed videos of fish feeding, mostly by suction but also a few “biters” such as moray eels. This video of the slingjaw …
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Superconductivity Award for David Pines

David Pines, distinguished professor of physics at UC Davis and co-director of the Institute for Complex Adaptive Matter, has been awarded the 2009 John Bardeen Prize for Superconductivity Theory. The award was presented Sept. 9 at the 9th International Conference …
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Cucumber genome published: Guide to pumpkins and others

The genome of the cucumber has been sequenced by an international consortium lead by Chinese and U.S. institutions. The annotated genome was published online Nov. 1 by the journal Nature Genetics. The cucumber genome will give insight into the genetics …
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