Archive: 08/08/2006

What's nature worth? New computer models tell all

Breath in. The air is free. But we'd all agree it's not worthless. So, what's the price tag on benefits provided by nature? In 1997, the University of Vermont's Robert Costanza and his co-authors put the answer at $33 trillion ...

dateAug 08, 2006 in Environment
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Utah conjoined twins separated

Surgeons in Salt Lake City have successfully separated two 4-year-old twin sisters born joined at the abdomen.

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Purdue research helps advance new rocket technology

Purdue University engineers are conducting research to help the United States develop a type of advanced rocket technology that uses kerosene and would not require the foam insulation now used on the space shuttle's external ...

dateAug 08, 2006 in Engineering
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Student invents the Hyperbow

A U.S. graduate student has invented an electronic system to measure minute changes in the position, acceleration and strain of a violin bow.

dateAug 08, 2006 in Engineering
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Gene's cancer role is identified

U.S. medical researchers say they've discovered a new cancer-promoting role for a gene potentially linked with breast, liver and other kinds of cancer.

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A nursery for Hurricanes

Every hurricane season, about 100 low-pressure weather disturbances whirl westward out of West Africa and over the Atlantic Ocean, but less than one-fifth of them become tropical depressions, storms or hurricanes.

dateAug 08, 2006 in Earth Sciences
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Study recommends diet with good bacteria

A British study says those over 60 should boost their daily intake of probiotics, or diet with "good bacteria," to prevent intestinal infections.

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In genetics, memory may span generations

Swiss scientists say they've determined plants pass memories of stressful events from parent to progeny to help them adapt to difficult conditions.

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