Archive: 10/08/2010

Richer nations have cleaner banknotes

The richer, more developed and more economically free a country, the fewer bacteria its banknotes carry. Also the material and the age of the banknotes - or the money has a lot wrinkled - is of influence on the degree of ...

dateAug 10, 2010 in Other
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Micromachines for a safer world

Tiny sensors known as accelerometers are everywhere. The near-weightless technology can measure the impact of a dangerous tackle on a football player's helmet, control the flow of highway and runway traffic, analyze a golf ...

dateAug 10, 2010 in Engineering
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Dark matter is held together by 'attractors'

The universe consists of a large amount of invisible matter - dark matter. We do not know what it is, but we know that it is there and that without dark matter there would be no galaxies, and hence stars, planets and life ...

dateAug 10, 2010 in General Physics
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Cells in the land of milk and honey

Researchers at the Institute of Biochemistry at ETH Zurich have discovered that cells measure their energy reserves with the aid of a sensor, which determines whether they are growing and dividing. This could be a general ...

dateAug 10, 2010 in Medical research
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Netflix to stream Paramount, Lionsgate, MGM movies

(AP) -- Netflix Inc. has reached a five-year deal worth nearly $1 billion to stream movies from Paramount, Lionsgate and MGM online starting Sept. 1 - a major move that boosts its "Watch Instantly" offerings and makes the ...

dateAug 10, 2010 in Business
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