Archive: 05/11/2007

A faster, more sensitive method for detecting anthrax

Amid continuing concerns that anthrax might be used as a bioterrorism weapon, government researchers report development of a faster, more sensitive blood test for detecting the deadly toxins produced by the anthrax bacterium, ...

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Floating effective for stress and pain

Relaxation in large, sound- and light-proof tanks with high-salt water­floating­is an effective way to alleviate long-term stress-related pain. This has been shown by Sven-Åke Bood, who recently completed his doctorate ...

dateNov 05, 2007 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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New insights into how natural antioxidants fight fat

Scientists in Taiwan are reporting new insights into why diets rich in fruits and vegetables reduce the risk of obesity. Their study, scheduled for the Oct. 17 (current) issue of ACS’ Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry, ...

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Sticky Tape Inspired by Insect Feet

Scientists have designed an extremely sticky patterned adhesive, which is twice as sticky as flat tapes used for similar purposes. The new glue-free adhesive can also stick to dusty surfaces better, can be washed with soap ...

dateNov 05, 2007 in Condensed Matter feature
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Columbus launch puts space law to the test

Whose law will apply when Europe’s Columbus space laboratory joins the US-led International Space Station in December? And what happens if astronauts from different countries get into a fight? Those were two of the questions ...

dateNov 05, 2007 in Space Exploration
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