Archive: 10/13/2006

Researchers develop bistable nano switch

Carbon nanotubes (CNT) have been under intense study by scientists all over the world for more than a decade and are being thought of as ideal building blocks for nanoelectromechanical systems (NEMS). A type of one-dimensional ...

dateOct 13, 2006 in Nanomaterials
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New analytical tool developed for liquid explosives detection

The thwarted 2006 London airline bomb plot not only heightened summer travel fears and created new passenger screening inconveniences, but also greatly underscored the urgent need for improved national security measures. ...

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Algae Provide New Clues to Cancer

A microscopic green alga helped scientists at the Salk Institute for Biological Studies identify a novel function for the retinoblastoma protein (RB), which is known for its role as a tumor suppressor in mammalian ...

dateOct 13, 2006 in Genetics
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Ibis triumph raises hopes for rarest bird

Conservationists are celebrating after finding the winter home of the rarest bird in the Middle East. Researchers from the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds and BirdLife Middle East have tracked a group ...

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Complex meteorology at Venus

In its relentless probing of Venus's atmosphere, ESA's Venus Express keeps revealing new details of the Venusian cloud system. Meteorology at Venus is a complex matter, scientists say.

dateOct 13, 2006 in Astronomy
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