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SLAC Researchers Reveal the Dance of Water

August 11, 2009

two distinct structures of water Water is familiar to everyone--it shapes our bodies and our planet. But despite this abundance, the molecular structure of water has remained a mystery, with the substance exhibiting many strange properties that are still poorly understood. Recent work at the U.S. Department of Energy's SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory and several universities in Sweden and Japan, however, is shedding new light on water's molecular idiosyncrasies, offering insight into its strange bulk properties. Full Story

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