Archive: 06/10/2009

Wistar Institute team finds key target of aging regulator

Researchers at The Wistar Institute have defined a key target of an evolutionarily conserved protein that regulates the process of aging. The study, published in Nature, provides fundamental knowledge about key mechanisms of agi ...

Jun 10, 2009
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Bilayer graphene gets a bandgap

Graphene is the two-dimensional crystalline form of carbon, whose extraordinary electron mobility and other unique features hold great promise for nanoscale electronics and photonics. But there's a catch: ...

Jun 10, 2009
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The search for ET just got easier

Astronomers using the Science and Technology Facilities Council's (STFC) William Herschel Telescope (WHT) on La Palma have confirmed an effective way to search the atmospheres of planets for signs of life, vastly improving ...

Jun 10, 2009
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France moves to bring in carbon tax by 2011

The French government on Wednesday kickstarted plans for a so-called carbon tax on energy-hungry products, to be rolled out by 2011 as part of France's efforts to slash global warming emissions.

Jun 10, 2009
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$2.5B spent, no alternative med cures

(AP) -- Ten years ago the government set out to test herbal and other alternative health remedies to find the ones that work. After spending $2.5 billion, the disappointing answer seems to be that almost ...

Jun 10, 2009
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