Tag archive for Warren E. Lasch Conservation Center

well-dressed particles

As any teenager might guess, what a particle wears affects its game. Thompson Mefford’s lab turns out designer wardrobes for nanoparticles that can, for instance, target a receptor site or smuggle things inside a cell.

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spin-off science

In addition to the subcritical treatment of archeological iron, Clemson research on the Hunley archeology project has produced two other promising spin-off technologies.

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Ridding metal of salt

Museums throughout the world groan beneath the weight of iron artifacts recovered from the sea.

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What really happened to the Hunley?

It took two full days after the Housatonic’s decks were swimming with fish before the Confederacy’s top brass in Charleston asked the obvious question. Nearly 150 years later, it’s still the mystery that a dozen years of studying the Hunley’s bones has yet to solve.

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“I’ve got the coin.”

In March 2001, researchers probing the muddy interior of the Hunley found the first bones.

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