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  • Their testimony kept diverging, spreading apart and twisting back together like the double-helix strands of DNA, as lawyers took them through the crime beat by beat.

    Skipping a Beat

  • He tinkered in the lab with a new double-helix design, successfully bending a 25 watt gas-filled glass tube into a curly shape with a common light bulb-sized fixture.

    Rocky Kistner: Engineering a Light Bulb Revolution

  • They began this campaign of turning off the lights within humans eons ago and managed to turn off all but the central double-helix strand of DNA, allowing only the very basic-level coding that would let humans reproduce and function to remain.

    Surrender the Dark

  • It began unnoticed in the 1950s with two concepts: in biology, with James D. Watson and Francis Crick's description of DNA's double-helix structure, and in computing, with Jack Kilby's and Bob Noyce's independent inventions of the integrated circuit.

    Ten Rules of the Cheap Revolution

  • Asked to design a visitors' center for a new planned community outside Stockholm, scheduled to be built over the next two decades, the studio came up with a double-helix form, which promises to become an emblem for the whole town.

    Making a Mark on Sweden's Landscape

  • Who said science used to be simple and has only become complex since 1953, and publication of the double-helix structure of DNA?

    Science

  • The crown remained off-limits, mostly because the narrow, double-helix staircase could not be safely evacuated in an emergency and didn't comply with fire and building codes.

    Statue Of Liberty's Staircase Worries Tourists, City Plans Construction

  • For example, we are now all familiar with the double-helix shape of the DNA molecule.

    Prince Charles Explores 'Mysterious Unity' Of The Universe In New Book

  • The discoverer of the double-helix says the disease can be cured in his lifetime.

    A Geneticist's Cancer Crusade

  • Consider the controversial life of James Watson, the scientist who, along with Francis Crick, Maurice Wilkins, and Rosalind Franklin, first decoded the double-helix structure of DNA in 1953.

    Shaking the Family Tree

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