Archive: 01/10/2005

Stowers researcher answers fundamental question of cell death

Chunying Du, Ph.D., Assistant Investigator at the Stowers Institute, has published findings that reveal a previously unknown pathway of Bruce, the gene encoding a protein that inhibits apoptosis, or programmed cell death.

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Good news from big bad black holes

Astronomers have discovered how ominous black holes can create life in the form of new stars, proving that jet-induced star formation may have played an important role in the formation of galaxies in the early ...

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World Year of Physics 2005 Begins with Paris Conference

The World Year of Physics 2005 (physics2005.org) will officially launch at the Physics for Tomorrow conference in Paris, January 13-15. Four American students have received scholarships from U.S. physics organizations to ...

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Interactive children's television

Whether television is beneficial or harmful to children is an ongoing debate. But one thing is certain: The more often young viewers can interact, the more attractive the program becomes. Two projects in the US are testing ...

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World’s First 802.11a/g Single Chip Solution Embedding TCP/IP

Marvell, the technology leader in the development of extreme broadband communications and storage solutions, announced the industry’s first embedded Wireless LAN (WLAN) chip with integrated TCP/IP networking to provide the most ...

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Observation of material circling a supermassive black hole

Astronomers from the University of Oxford and around the world have observed clumps of X-ray-emitting gas whipping around a black hole at 33,000 kilometres per second, one-tenth the speed of light. The obser ...

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Spitzer Sees Dusty Aftermath of Pluto-Sized Collision

Astronomers say a dusty disc swirling around the nearby star Vega is bigger than earlier thought. It was probably caused by collisions of objects, perhaps as big as the planet Pluto, up to 2,000 kilometers (about 1,200 miles) ...

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AMD Unveils Turion 64 Mobile Technology

AMD today announced that it will usher in a new era in mobile computing. AMD Turion 64 mobile technology was unveiled by six-time Tour de France winner Lance Armstrong at an AMD event at the International CES 2005 show in ...

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Earthquake Affects Earth's Rotation

NASA scientists using data from the Indonesian earthquake calculated it affected Earth's rotation, decreased the length of day, slightly changed the planet's shape, and shifted the North Pole by centimeters. T ...

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Scientists Make Magnetic Silicon, Advancing Spin Based Computing

CNSE spintronics lab research shows silicon can maintain a permanent magnetic field above room temperature, which could help to develop more effective magnetic semiconductors and future spintronic devices Scientists at the College of Nan ...

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