Archive: 08/10/2010

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 ...

Aug 10, 2010
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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 ...

Aug 10, 2010
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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, ...

Aug 10, 2010
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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 ...

Aug 10, 2010
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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 ...

Aug 10, 2010
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New process could improve dental restoration procedures

(PhysOrg.com) -- Oral surgeons may one day have an easier, less costly approach to one important aspect of dental restoration, thanks to a newly patented process developed by researchers at Missouri University of Science ...

Aug 10, 2010
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