Archive: 04/07/2011

Through evolution, cavefish have lost sleep

Cave fish sleep significantly less than their surface counterparts, a finding by New York University biologists that reveals the genes involved in sleep patterns and disorders. Their study, which appears in the journal Current Bi ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Monitoring system warns of slippery slopes

Doren in the Austrian Bregenzerwald, February 2007: a slope 650 meters long breaks, resulting in a massive slide into the valley below. The nearest residential buildings are very close to the 70-meter-high ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Einstein@Home detects unusual stellar pair

(PhysOrg.com) -- Neutron stars are quite unique: the material they are made of is packed much more densely than conventional matter. They rotate extremely fast about their own axis, emitting radiation in the ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Astronomy
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New drugs from mutant bugs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists from the Universities of Birmingham and Bristol have discovered how marine bacteria join together two antibiotics they make independently to produce a potent chemical that can kill ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Biochemistry
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ALBA storage ring reaches 100 mA

The commissioning of the ALBA Storage Ring started on Tuesday 8th of March 2011 at 14:00h. Within one day the beam made few turns around the machine, and on the 13th of March, after switching on the RF, the ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in General Physics
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Thermophiles lurking in your basement

Ever wondered what exotic life forms may be lurking in the dark, hidden corners of your home? Scientists wonder too. Studies have shown that our modern plumbing systems provide sanctuary to a menagerie of ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Regimes won't halt climate change

The director of Columbia University’s Earth Institute delivered a pessimistic assessment Tuesday (April 5) of the chances for significant U.S. climate change legislation, calling on the world’s academics ...

dateApr 07, 2011 in Environment
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