Archive: 10/06/2010

Test tube laureates

Robert G. Edwards, the "father of the test tube baby," won the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine yesterday for developing in vitro fertilization, a process involving the fertilization of human eggs out ...

Oct 06, 2010
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VISTA reveals the secret of the unicorn (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- A new infrared image from ESO’s VISTA survey telescope reveals an extraordinary landscape of glowing tendrils of gas, dark clouds and young stars within the constellation of Monoceros ...

Oct 06, 2010
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A genetic view of ADHD

Attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is a common mental health problem that severely disrupts people’s lives. It is poorly understood and is often dismissed as bad behaviour or laziness. It ...

Oct 06, 2010
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Redirection reduces impact of erosion

The life expectancy of cooling plates in heat exchangers at Rio Tinto Alcan’s Yarwun alumina refinery has increased from a few days to as long as 12 months with help from CSIRO’s slurry erosion researchers, ...

Oct 06, 2010
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Change needed in telecom regulation: researchers

The Internet has had an obviously revolutionary effect on the way people find and disseminate information; but it's had no less revolutionary an effect on the organization of the telecommunications industry. ...

Oct 06, 2010
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Elucidating side effects of antineoplastic agent

Cisplatin, an anticancer drug widely used for treating various types of tumor, can induce side effects in the short term. A team of French scientists, mostly from CNRS and the Universite de Nice has provided first in vitro ...

Oct 06, 2010
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The flattest material in the world

The Nobel Prize for physics goes to Andre Geim and Konstantin Novoselov, both Russian-born physicists now working at the University of Manchester in the U.K., for their discovery of graphene. ...

Oct 06, 2010
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