Archive: 03/11/2009

Lasers put a shine on metals

( -- Polishing metal surfaces is a demanding but monotonous task, and it is difficult to find qualified young specialists. Polishing machines do not represent an adequate alternative because they cannot get to ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Engineering
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Mobile microscopes illuminate the brain

( -- By building a tiny microscope small enough to be carried around on a rats' head, scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tübingen, Germany, have found a way to study the complex ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Other
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Lagoon size can be predicted

( -- The size of Santa Barbara area lagoons can be predicted, according to a new study by UC Santa Barbara scientists, who say that their research could help protect the endangered steelhead trout.

dateNov 03, 2009 in Ecology
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Plague on their house, but bush rats fight back

( -- Sydney's native bush rats were unintended victims of a campaign to exterminate foreign black rats during a plague epidemic in 1900, according to new research by scientists who plan to reintroduce the native ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Ecology
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Hybrid composite for root canal treatment

( -- A dentist carrying out root canal treatment will need to use a variety of compounds. These do not always bond together properly and sometimes expensive follow-up treatment has to be performed. But a new class ...

dateNov 03, 2009 in Materials Science
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