Archive: 06/11/2009

Found: 1 in 3 billion

Vancouver scientists from the Ovarian Cancer Research (OvCaRe) Program at BC Cancer Agency and Vancouver Coastal Health Research Institute have discovered that there appears to be a single spelling mistake in the genetic ...

Jun 11, 2009 5 / 5 (3) 0

Cool plasma packs heat against biofilms

Though it looks like a tiny purple blowtorch, a pencil-sized plume of plasma on the tip of a small probe remains at room temperature as it swiftly dismantles tough bacterial colonies deep inside a human tooth. But it's not ...

Jun 11, 2009 4.8 / 5 (12) 9

Maybe it's raining less than we thought

It's conventional wisdom in atmospheric science circles: large raindrops fall faster than smaller drops, because they're bigger and heavier. And no raindrop can fall faster than its "terminal speed"—its speed when the ...

Jun 11, 2009 3.8 / 5 (6) 1