Archive: 09/09/2008

A comet’s tale at Diamond

A new picture of the composition of comets is emerging with the help of 21st century technology available at Diamond, the UK’s national synchrotron light source, in Oxfordshire.

Sep 09, 2008
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Researchers survey for rare birds among Mayan ruins

(PhysOrg.com) -- During a trip to the forests of northern Guatemala earlier this year, Cornell natural sounds expert Greg Budney and his cohorts captured the first recording of a Caribbean dove in Guatemala ...

Sep 09, 2008
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Genetic region linked to a 5 times higher lung cancer risk

A narrow region on chromosome 15 contains genetic variations strongly associated with familial lung cancer, says a study conducted by scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis and other institutions ...

Sep 09, 2008
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Researchers identify natural tumor suppressor

Researchers from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine have identified a key step in the formation – and suppression – of esophageal cancers and perhaps carcinomas of the breast, head, and neck. By studying ...

Sep 09, 2008
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Research transforms image search market

(PhysOrg.com) -- Imprezzeo, an image-search software company established by university tech-transfer company, UniQuest, has launched into the global market with its innovative platform technology developed by researchers ...

Sep 09, 2008
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Asians prefer melting pot neighbourhoods

(PhysOrg.com) -- Asian families prefer to live in cosmopolitan neighbourhoods rather than in segregated communities – according to a report published by the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and the Charted Institute of Housing.

Sep 09, 2008
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Hot tips for the Big Bang

As the world waits for the start of the biggest physics experiment ever undertaken, the Institute of Physics (IOP)’s Chief Executive has taken a punt on three hot tips for what will happen after switch-on of the Large Hadron ...

Sep 09, 2008
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New Research on Nanodiamond Materials

In a recent special issue of Chemical Vapor Deposition devoted to nanodiamonds, editors Amanda Barnard and Oliver Williams note that "the diversity of nanocarbon structures and allotropes has led to a plet ...

Sep 09, 2008
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Professor-turned-producer learns the movie biz

It's not every day that a research scientist and university professor gets to see his work on the silver screen. But in just a few months, Richard W. Siegel will get to watch his name scroll down the giant ...

Sep 09, 2008
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