Archive: 10/01/2006

Astronomers report mysterious giant star clusters

An international team of astronomers reported evidence for the formation of mysterious "super star clusters" Jan. 9 at the annual meeting of the American Astronomical Society in Washington, D.C. These star clusters are the ...

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Green energy meeting riles activists

A controversial group that promises economic growth while cleaning the environment will emasculate the so-called Kyoto Protocol, environmental groups claim.

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Engineers Develop New Way to Tailor Polymer Coatings

Which polymer coating works best on contact lenses and which is more appropriate for the creation of artificial organs via tissue engineering? In the past the process for selecting the correct structure was a trial-and-error ...

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Venture capital in nano rises

Venture capital investment for nanotechnology rose strongly in 2005, with institutional venture capitalists devoting $480 million into nanotechnology startups last year, up from roughly $410 million spent in 2004, experts ...

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Planetary systems can form around binary stars

New theoretical work shows that gas-giant planet formation can occur around binary stars in much the same way that it occurs around single stars like the Sun. The work is presented today by Dr. Alan Boss of the Carnegie Institution’s ...

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