Archive: 02/08/2008

Moss protein plays role in Alzheimer's Disease

Preventing Alzheimer's disease is a goal of Raphael Kopan, Ph.D., professor of molecular biology and pharmacology at the Washington University School of Medicine. The moss plant Physcomitrella patens studied ...

Feb 08, 2008
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Earth's orbit creates more than a leap year

The Earth's orbital behaviors are responsible for more than just presenting us with a leap year every four years. According to Michael E. Wysession, Ph.D., associate professor of earth and planetary sciences ...

Feb 08, 2008
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Extremophile Hunt Begins

A team of scientists has just left the country to explore a very strange lake in Antarctica; it is filled with, essentially, extra-strength laundry detergent. No, the researchers haven't spilled coffee on ...

Feb 08, 2008
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Teams battle to on-screen victory

Tanks, soldiers, snipers, mortars and bombers fanned out rapidly over unfamiliar undulating terrain, searching for their enemy counterparts and trying to seize control of battle towers. Some armies swarmed ...

Feb 08, 2008
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Taxi! Novel location-based services hailed

European researchers are developing a range of novel technologies and end-to-end solutions for indoor and outdoor geo-location scenarios encountered by the likes of utility companies, emergency services and ...

Feb 08, 2008
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Studying rivers for clues to global carbon cycle

In the science world, in the media, and recently, in our daily lives, the debate continues over how carbon in the atmosphere is affecting global climate change. Studying just how carbon cycles throughout the Earth is an enormous ...

Feb 08, 2008
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