Archive: 12/12/2005

Study supports century-old cancer theory

A Yale study challenges oncology researchers to consider tumor cell hybridization with white blood cells as a major reason cancer metastasizes.

Dec 12, 2005
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Study finds gas pipelines could serve as wireless links

Detecting leaks and conducting maintenance in America’s aging network of natural gas pipelines will eventually be a job for wireless robots, according to researchers at the University of Missouri-Rolla.

Dec 12, 2005
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Hundreds of auroras detected on Mars

Auroras similar to Earth's Northern Lights appear to be common on Mars, according to physicists at the University of California, Berkeley, who have analyzed six years' worth of data from the Mars Global Surveyor. ...

Dec 12, 2005
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Bubble machine studies chaotic behavior

Harvard University scientists say they've produced an example of self-organized complexity in a rudimentary microfluidic bubble generator.

Dec 12, 2005
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Nanoengineered Silicon-Germanium Improves Chips

Georgia Tech scientists and engineers are pursuing the dictum that “smaller is better” to develop a new breed of highly-integrated silicon-based microchips capable of operating in ultra-sophisticated radar ...

Dec 12, 2005
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Statistical physics shows new approach to fighting viruses

Computer viruses pose an ongoing threat and their neutralization calls for new strategies, researchers at Tel Aviv University say. Eran Shir and colleagues propose a solution that helps an 'antivirus' program reach an at-risk ...

Dec 12, 2005
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Researchers Discover New Star Clusters in Milky Way

Boston University researchers led a team of astronomers who recently discovered nearly 100 new star clusters in the Milky Way, each containing tens to hundreds of never before seen stars. Astronomy Professor ...

Dec 12, 2005
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First vortex 'chains' observed in engineered superconductor

They look like tiny swirling dust devils on the surface of the superconductor: "vortices" that appear where magnetic fields interact with the material. Unlike harmless dust devils, however, vortices can sap ...

Dec 12, 2005
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Study: Mercury can travel long distances

University of Washington scientists say they may have determined why mercury in the atmosphere might be washed out more easily than earlier believed.

Dec 12, 2005
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Key brain gene shows evolution in humans

Duke University researchers say they've discovered the first brain regulatory gene that shows clear evidence of evolution from lower primates to humans.

Dec 12, 2005
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Robbie the Robot works at Purdue

Purdue University scientists now have a $1 million robot system at its Math Sciences Building with the capacity to store up to 1 petabyte of data.

Dec 12, 2005
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Toxicology-on-a-chip tool readies for market

Recalls of popular prescription drugs are raising public concern about the general safety of new pharmaceuticals. A collaborative group of researchers says that identifying which drug candidates are toxic early ...

Dec 12, 2005
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New manufacturing process helps metals lose weight

A pioneering manufacturing process that can turn titanium, stainless steel and many other metals into a new breed of engineering components could have a big impact across industry.

Dec 12, 2005
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Helping municipalities to market broadband for the masses

Experimenting with the idea of municipal provision of sophisticated Internet services, European researchers have come up with some very promising results that were positively received by all municipalities involved in the ...

Dec 12, 2005
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