Archive: 15/01/2009

Space mission for worms

( -- Worms from The University of Nottingham should be checking in for a flight onboard the Space Shuttle later this year — to help researchers investigate the effect of zero gravity on the body's muscle development ...

dateJan 15, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Death surge linked with mass privatisation

As many as one million working-age men died due to the economic shock of mass privatisation policies followed by post-communist countries in the 1990s, according to a new study published in The Lancet.

dateJan 15, 2009 in Health
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New study resolves mystery of how massive stars form

( -- Theorists have long wondered how massive stars--up to 120 times the mass of the Sun--can form without blowing away the clouds of gas and dust that feed their growth. But the problem turns out to be less mysterious ...

dateJan 15, 2009 in Astronomy
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Discovery brings organic solar cells a step closer

Inexpensive solar cells, vastly improved medical imaging techniques and lighter and more flexible television screens are among the potential applications envisioned for organic electronics.

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Easy assembly of electronic biological chips

( -- A handheld, ultra-portable device that can recognize and immediately report on a wide variety of environmental or medical compounds may eventually be possible, using a method that incorporates a mixture of ...

dateJan 15, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Next generation cloaking device demonstrated

A device that can bestow invisibility to an object by "cloaking" it from visual light is closer to reality. After being the first to demonstrate the feasibility of such a device by constructing a prototype in 2006, a team ...

dateJan 15, 2009 in General Physics
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