Archive: 12/12/2007

Deep-sea drilling yields clues to mega-earthquakes

During a successful first expedition to one of the most active earthquake fault zones on the planet, scientists unearthed initial clues to the geophysical fault properties that may underlie devastating earthquakes and tsunamis.

Dec 12, 2007
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'Retrospective rubber' remembers its old identities

Researchers at the University of Rochester have developed a shape-memory rubber that may enable applications as diverse as biomedical implants, conformal face-masks, self-sealing sutures, and “smart” labels.

Dec 12, 2007
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Shared Crack Pipes May Spread Hepatitis C Virus

A new study by the University of Victoria’s Centre for Addictions Research (CARBC) suggests that the Hepatitis C Virus (HCV) could possibly be passed on between crack smokers who share pipes. As the vast majority of new ...

Dec 12, 2007
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The B-Factory Returns for its Last Hurrah

This week, the B-Factory will begin running practically non-stop for 10 months, aiming for the endurance of a marathoner and the peak performance of a sprinter. Early this week, the PEP-II accelerator crew ...

Dec 12, 2007
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