Archive: 01/10/2007

Homer's ancient Ithaca may not be Ithaki

The home of Greek king and Homeric warrior Odysseus may be a peninsula of Kefalonia, not Ithaki, as previously thought, British history sleuths said.

Jan 10, 2007
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A hot idea for insulating tiny batteries

Engineering physics researchers are devising a unique "blanket" that will enable them to squeeze as much electricity as possible from nuclear-powered batteries the size of a grain of coarse salt.

Jan 10, 2007
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100 percent contamination of Euro notes with Cocaine

An ongoing research project into the detection of illicit drug use has shown that of a sample of bank notes in current circulation in the greater Dublin area - €5, €10, €20 and €50 denominations - 100% of them showed ...

Jan 10, 2007
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Marine bacteria can create environmentally friendly energy source

Bacteria in the world’s oceans can efficiently exploit solar energy to grow, thanks to a unique light-capturing pigment. This discovery was made by researchers at University of Kalmar in Sweden, in collaboration with researchers ...

Jan 10, 2007
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UW Scientists Research DNA, RNA Mysteries

About 19.7 million Web pages in a Google search seek to explain DNA transcription and RNA translation in the cell at the mysterious molecular level. University of Wyoming College of Agriculture Professor Jordanka ...

Jan 10, 2007
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Hubble Sees Star Cluster 'Infant Mortality'

Astronomers have long known that young or "open" star clusters must eventually disrupt and dissolve into the host galaxy. They simply don't have enough gravity to hold them together, unlike their much more ...

Jan 10, 2007
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Secrets of the Heart's Signals

Natalia Trayanova's research team works on understanding the heart's natural electrical signaling process. The director of the Computational Cardiac Electrophysiology Lab, she is a faculty member in the biomedical engineering ...

Jan 10, 2007
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Sexual Selection Not Just for Males Anymore

The antlers of a bull elk, the great bulk of a male elephant seal, the lion’s mane, have all evolved due to competition for reproductive success. These products of “sexual selection” are typically found ...

Jan 10, 2007
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