Archive: 03/02/2006

Iceman may have been infertile

The prehistoric man discovered in 1991 on a glacier in the Alps had roots in Central Europe and may have been infertile, say Italian researchers.

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Wireless World: Real-time Head & Shoulders

A customer at a retail store picks a bottle of shampoo off the shelf, heads to the cashier, and pays for the product. The radio frequency identification (RFID) tag on the item sends a notice to the store's network -- alerting ...

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NGC 5746: Detection of hot halo gets theory out of hot water

Scientists using NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory have detected an extensive halo of hot gas around a quiescent spiral galaxy. This discovery is evidence that galaxies like our Milky Way are still accumulating matter from ...

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New approach to understanding cracks

Could engineers have known ahead of time exactly how much pressure the levees protecting New Orleans could withstand before giving way? Is it possible to predict when and under what conditions material wear and tear will ...

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Nanoscale Engineering to Power a Greener Future

Researchers at the University of St Andrews have discovered a new material which could lead to significantly more powerful fuel cells than currently available. The School of Chemistry scientists have found a new electrode ...

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Men More Prone to Maladies When Mad

If you're a male who has trouble controlling your temper, you might find yourself in the hospital the next time you get angry. After interviewing people who had been seriously injured, a University of Missouri-Columbia researcher ...

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Carbon Nanotube Network Detects DNA Without Labels

Using a microchip device constructed with carbon nanotubes, researchers at the University of Pittsburgh and Nanomix, Inc., in Emeryville, CA, have developed a rapid method of detecting specific DNA sequences, including single-base ...

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Colour purple rules the mailbox

Received any purple-coloured mail recently? Chances are you will. Massey Marketing researchers have found that purple has a previously unrecognized appeal – at least when it comes to mail surveys.

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