Nature: What Matters In Nature-DNA, Light-Driven Ion Pumps, and Antimatter
Chemistry and Biochemistry
Mathematics and Natural Sciences
This report from Nature points the reader to a series of articles commemorating the 50th anniversary of Watson and Crick's elucidation of DNA structure. In addition, a light-powered membrane pump for Ca2+ ions is described that can generate a membrane potential and is reminiscent of photoinduced biological proton pumps. Finally, the column covers an article on the successful generation of cold anti-hydrogen as part of the collaborative ATHENA project at CERN. Scientists are hoping that this simplest of anti-matter will allow them to test the validity of the central theorem in quantum mechanics in the near future.
Journal of Chemical Education
Cannon, G. C.
(2003). Nature: What Matters In Nature-DNA, Light-Driven Ion Pumps, and Antimatter. Journal of Chemical Education, 80(5), 466-467.
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