Archive: 09/12/2005

No single gene for ageing

According to professor Thomas Kirkwood of the University of Newcastle, there is no single gene for ageing. Throughout time, Humans have used energy to get food, produce offspring and survive danger – not to repair and maintain ...

Sep 12, 2005 2 / 5 (1) 0

A new structural view of organic electronic devices

Although still in the qualifying rounds, U.S. researchers are helping manufacturers win the race to develop low-cost ways to commercialize a multitude of products based on inexpensive organic electronic materials -- from ...

Sep 12, 2005 1 / 5 (1) 0

NIST shielding data help launch shuttle

As the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) plans for the next launch of the space shuttle, a critical aspect of the program's safety is being assured by 5 million pieces of data collected recently by the ...

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Networks secure subways, transit systems

A new surveillance network being built for the New York City subway system may serve as a model in the coming years for other metropolitan transit authorities, experts tell UPI's Networking column.

Sep 12, 2005 3 / 5 (1) 0

Research Shows How Water May Enhance Nanocatalysis

Researchers at the Georgia Institute of Technology have uncovered important evidence that explains how water, usually an inhibitor of catalytic reactions, can sometimes promote them. The findings could lead to fewer constraints ...

Sep 12, 2005 2 / 5 (3) 0

Just How Significant Is Methane On Titan?

Titan's second most abundant constituent, methane, is critical to the maintenance of an earth-like nitrogen atmosphere on this satellite. Without methane, Titan's nitrogen would condense, leaving behind a puny amount in ...

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