Archive: 13/04/2006

New system tracks firefighters, special forces

The old technique of using push pins and maps to track troop movements just got a radical new upgrade for soldiers or firefighters in rugged terrains. A group of University of Florida engineering students has designed a system ...

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Cell surface profiling technique could yield cancer blood test

A chemical profiling technique that has potential for detecting the onset of cancer at the cellular level has been developed by scientists with the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at ...

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Massive German floods monitored from space

Torrential rain and melting snow caused Germany’s Elbe River to rise to a record high level in northern parts of the country over the weekend, flooding cities and damaging historic town centres. ESA’s ERS-2 satellite ...

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Unraveling the mysteries of poison

Researchers from the Max Planck Institite for Biophysical Chemistry and other German and French colleagues have combined magnetic resonance spectroscopy (solid-state NMR) with special protein synthesis procedures to uncover ...

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Japan completes Antarctic mission

Japan's 47th Antarctic exploration mission returned to port Thursday carrying prized ice specimens -- and 300 tons of garbage -- collected over 16 months.

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The chicken was eaten before the egg

University of Nevada-Las Vegas scientists say they've confirmed Darwin's theory that many traits can be explained by the ancestral lineage of a species.

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