Archive: 02/14/2011

Arctic adventurer studies changing atmosphere

(PhysOrg.com) -- The average temperature is -50 F, and the sun has just begun to make an appearance, but University of Idaho doctoral student Chris Cox doesn’t really mind: it’s the chance of a lifetime to study ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Detecting whether a heart attack has occurred

During about 30 percent of all heart attacks, the patient experiences no symptoms. However, unmistakable signs of the attack remain in the bloodstream for days. MIT researchers, working with Massachusetts ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Israel gears up to go electric

These heralds of a new age are remarkably quiet. No drums, no trumpets, just the whirr of a robot changing batteries and an electric car silently gliding around the Better Place test track.

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Gonorrhea acquires a piece of human DNA

If a human cell and a bacterial cell met at a speed-dating event, they would never be expected to exchange phone numbers, much less genetic material. In more scientific terms, a direct transfer of DNA has never been recorded ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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