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 ...

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Researchers create tiny magnetic diamonds on the nanoscale

Diamonds have always been alluring, but now a team of scientists has made them truly magnetic -- on the nanoscale. In a paper published in the Aug. 26 issue of Physical Review Letters, the researchers report a technique to mak ...

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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 ...

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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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EPA might be withholding pollution data

The Society of Environmental Journalists says the U.S EPA is apparently withholding data on chemical pollution caused by Hurricane Katrina.

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Monarchs fly south for the winter

As many as 300 million monarch butterflies are now flying south from Canada and the northern United States to winter in Mexico and Southern California.

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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.

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Treaty: last chance to save great apes

A treaty signed during the weekend in the Democratic Republic of Congo reportedly might be the world's last chance to save great apes from extinction.

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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 ...

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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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Lunar Probe Program Facing Three Major Difficulties

China is expected to launch its first ever lunar probe satellite in 2007, but the program is still experiencing three major difficulties, said Luan Enjie, chief commander of the lunar satellite project here on Wednesday. ...

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