Archive: 1/07/2011

Study sheds light on tunicate evolution

( -- Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) researchers have filled an important gap in the study of tunicate evolution by genetically sequencing 40 new specimens of thaliaceans, gelatinous, free-swimming ...

dateJul 01, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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Fire near NM nuclear lab largest in state history

(AP) -- The threat of wildfire reaching the Los Alamos nuclear lab and the town that surrounds it eased as crews made progress under cloud cover and rain, but concerns turned Friday to lands held sacred by a Native American ...

dateJul 01, 2011 in Environment
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Tackling tumors with iron oxide

( -- Detecting cancer cells and destroying them, injecting drugs with extreme precision into diseased cells in the human body – these are just two examples of what EPFL scientists are attempting to accomplish ...

dateJul 01, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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High speed at the edge of space

Students from the Cambridge University Spaceflight team (CUSF) have successfully tested model parachutes for the ExoMars lander. The ExoMars lander project is a European-led robotic mission to Mars. Working in conjunction ...

dateJul 01, 2011 in Space Exploration
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