Archive: 08/05/2009

Lowering the Blow

(PhysOrg.com) -- Serving lower-alcohol drinks at public events can help reduce the number of people who need medical attention.

Aug 05, 2009
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Researchers learn how blood cells 'talk'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new model that explains how cells communicate and specifically reveals how blood cells "talk" to each other. The result could help transform treatments ...

Aug 05, 2009
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Crows can use 'up to three tools'

(PhysOrg.com) -- New experiments by Oxford University scientists reveal that New Caledonian crows can spontaneously use up to three tools in the correct sequence to achieve a goal, something never before observed ...

Aug 05, 2009
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Cyber exploring the 'ecosystems' of influenzas

Predicting the infection patterns of influenzas requires tracking both the ecology and the evolution of the fast-morphing viruses that cause them, said a Duke University researcher who enlists computers to model such changes.

Aug 05, 2009
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Seeing the Cosmos Through 'Warm' Infrared Eyes

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has taken its first shots of the cosmos since warming up and starting its second career. The infrared telescope ran out of coolant on May 15, 2009, more than ...

Aug 05, 2009
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The cosmic comic: Riding early waves

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fundamental research in cosmology continues to disclose ever more mysteries of the first millennia of the universe. More detailed knowledge will be delivered by the recently launched Planck ...

Aug 05, 2009
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Healthcare, the road to robotic helpers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Robots are whirring away in factories all over the world, building cars, phones and cookers. Yet they can do so much more. Robotics for healthcare has been tipped as the next big wave, and Europe should be ...

Aug 05, 2009
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