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Particle fragmentation plays a major role in carbon sequestration and unusual DNA structures involved in neuron aging

A French-British team led by the Laboratoire d'océanographie de Villefranche-sur-Mer (CNRS/Sorbonne University) has just discovered that a little-known process regulates how the oceans can sequester carbon dioxide (CO2). At the ocean surface, photosynthesis by phytoplankton transforms atmospheric CO2 into organic…
LABNAUT
14th February 2020
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Room-temperature skyrmions in synthetic antiferromagnets, radio emission from a pulsar’s magnetic pole, and a Diels-Alderase reaction for green chemistry

Researchers at the CNRS/Thales/Paris-Sud University led by Nicolas Reyren, Vincent Cros and Albert Fert are the first to have succeeded in stabilizing antiferromagnetic skyrmions in an ordinary material system at room temperature. The new result, reported in Nature Materials 10.1038/s41563-019-0468-3, will be important…
LABNAUT
8th September 2019
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The 3D chemical composition of organic fossils, pea genome assembled, and dense Antarctic water returns to the Atlantic

A team of scientists led by researchers from the Institut photonique d’Analyse non-destructive Européen des Matériaux Anciens (IPANEMA - CNRS/Min. Culture/Univ Versailles St-Quentin) say they have developed a new technique for studying the composition of fossils down to a scale of one…
LABNAUT
4th September 2019