Archive: 04/04/2011

Finding the failed supernovae

When high mass stars end their lives, they explode in monumental supernovae. But, when the most massive of these monsters die, theory has predicted that they may not even reveal as much as a whimper as their ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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Neighboring volcanoes on Mars

(PhysOrg.com) -- ESA’s Mars Express has returned images of mist-capped volcanoes located in the northern hemisphere of the red planet. Long after volcanic activity ceased, the area was transformed by ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Breakthrough for MRSA treatment found

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology discovered a nanomedicine breakthrough in which new types of polymers were shown to physically detect and destroy ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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In an emergency, word spreads fast and far

(PhysOrg.com) -- Large-scale emergencies, such as bombings and plane crashes, trigger a sharp spike in the number of phone calls and text messages sent by eyewitnesses in the vicinity of the disaster, according ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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'Cell surgery' using nano-beams

Using a simple glass capillary, atomic physicists at RIKEN are developing an ultra-narrow ion beam that pinpoints a part of organelles in a living cell, enabling biologists to visualize how the damage affects ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in General Physics
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One in four Irish men now obese

(PhysOrg.com) -- Over the past 20 years obesity has increased more than three-fold in men and 1.7-fold in women in Ireland, according to a new national survey. Almost 26% of men are now obese, up from 8% in 1990. In women, ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Health
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The art of making stars

(PhysOrg.com) -- It might look like an abstract painting, but this splash of colors is in fact a busy star-forming complex called Rho Ophiuchi. NASA's Wide-field Infrared Explorer, or WISE, captured the picturesque ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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The great Moon Hoax of 1835

Say the words “Moon Hoax” these days, and everyone thinks you are talking about the people who don’t believe the Apollo astronauts ever went to the Moon. But back in 1835 there was the original ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Tracking down the origin of leukemia relapse

The cancer cells that reign during relapses of an aggressive human leukemia are different from those that dominated the original disease, according to a paper published online on April 4 in the Journal of Experimental Me ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Cancer
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