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Vaterite: Crystal within a crystal helps resolve an old puzzle

April 25, 2013

With the help of a solitary sea squirt, scientists have resolved the longstanding puzzle of the crystal structure of vaterite, an enigmatic geologic mineral and biomineral.

Scientists begin effort to stir up a cosmic dynamo in the lab

October 24, 2012

For scientists trying to understand the subtleties of cosmic dynamos - the magnetic field-inducing phenomena at the hearts of planets, stars and galaxies - the physics, for the most part, must be done at vast distances.