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2012 CECAM workshop on DNA sequencing with nanoprobes co-organized by Prof. Nikolic in Italy

December 20, 2011 - The successful realization of fast and low-cost methods for reading the sequence of DNA bases is envisaged to lead to personalized medicine and applications in various subfields of genetics.

Whole Earth Telescope brings international cooperation to cosmic proportions

December 14, 2011 - Like an international relay team with telescopes, astronomers worldwide are working together to continuously watch several cooling stars for clues that may help reveal one of our galaxy’s deepest secrets: its age. Click, click, click, observers manning over 30 major telescopes in 12 countries have been taking pictures of the target white dwarf stars every 20 seconds from sundown to sunup for the past four weeks and transmitting the images to researchers at the University of Delaware.

DPA ranked among the top 300 physics departments in the world according to research impact and excellence

November 29, 2011 - The University of Delaware is listed among the top universities in the world, based on a new report on the production and impact of scientific papers. The 2011 Performance Ranking of Scientific Papers for World Universities, released by National Taiwan University, is based on statistics of scientific papers that reflect three major performance criteria: research productivity, research impact and research excellence.

Sophisticated microscope elevates UD research capability

October 27, 2011 - University of Delaware Prof. John Xiao is researching ways to make tiny electronics devices – such as those found in computer hard disks and memories, environmental sensors; even iPods – perform faster and consume less energy.

Real star power: Star packs big gamma-ray jolt

October 7, 2011 - In the Crab Nebula, in the constellation Taurus, a remnant of an exploded star has astrophysicists scratching their heads, reassessing their theories about gamma rays — the highest-energy form of light, generated by subatomic particles moving close to the speed of light.

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