Archive: 08/1/2007

Electricity from body heat

Making calls from a cell phone with no battery, using just the warmth of your hand? Perhaps that’s no more than a pipe dream right now. But new circuits are already making it possible to harness body heat ...

dateAug 01, 2007 in Engineering
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Researchers find gene for left-handedness

An international group of scientists, led by a team from the Wellcome Trust Centre for Human Genetics at Oxford University, have discovered a gene that increases an individual’s chances of being left-handed. A report of ...

dateAug 01, 2007 in Genetics
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MIT team cooks up simple fuel recipe

MIT student Jules Walter has seen firsthand the impact of deforestation in his native Haiti: Nearly 98 percent of the island's forests are gone, and more trees are being cut down every year.

dateAug 01, 2007 in Other
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Synchrotron could help save the Tassie devil

Dr Church says he will use the synchotron to see if the disease causes any biochemical changes in the devils which could be detected in their hair before the disease becomes apparent.

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Using a magnet to tune a magnet

An international research team, led by scientists at the London Centre for Nanotechnology (LCN), has found a way to switch a material’s magnetic properties from ‘hard’ to ‘soft’ and back again – ...

dateAug 01, 2007 in General Physics
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