Archive: 04/13/2006

Girl with two hearts healthy with just one

British surgeons are amazed how quickly a 12-year-old Welsh girl, who had her transplanted heart removed after 10 years, has recovered with her original heart.

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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 ...

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Coal-to-diesel breakthrough could drastically cut oil imports

Professor Alan Goldman and his Rutgers team in collaboration with researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have developed a way to convert carbon sources, such as coal to diesel fuel. This important ...

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Nanogenerators May Spark Miniature Machines (Update)

Researchers have developed a new technique for powering nanometer-scale devices without the need for bulky energy sources such as batteries. By converting mechanical energy from body movement, muscle stretching ...

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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 ...

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Unexpected detail in first-ever Venus south pole images

ESA's Venus Express has returned the first-ever images of the hothouse planet's south pole from a distance of 206 452 kilometres, showing surprisingly clear structures and unexpected detail. The images were ...

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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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Nanofibers created in orderly fashion

For 72 years, scientists have been able to use electric fields to spin polymers into tiny fibers. But there's been just one problem: Like worms that won't stop wriggling, the fibers tangle randomly almost as ...

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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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