Archive: 03/15/2006

Tomato vaccines: New bird flu weapon?

Australian scientist Amanda Walmsley says she is trying to grow a bird flu vaccine in tomatoes to be used to prevent the disease in chickens.

Mar 15, 2006
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Engineer to study nano in silicon semiconductors

A University of Texas at Austin microelectronics researcher has received $500,000 from the Department of Defense to research ways to use nanotechnology to overcome hurdles that might halt the march of the silicon-based integrated ...

Mar 15, 2006
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Bird flu spreads into Denmark

Denmark's government says a strain of the avian flu virus has been found in a wild Danish bird -- the first case of bird flu in that nation.

Mar 15, 2006
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Mood Affects Young and Old Differently, Study Finds

The effect of mood on how people process information changes greatly as they age, suggests new research from the Georgia Institute of Technology. The study, which offers a window into the changing nature of the aging mind ...

Mar 15, 2006
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Briefs: Egyptian pharaoh's tomb is not a tomb

Archaeologists say a chamber they found last month in Egypt's Valley of the Kings was not a tomb, as first thought, but a room used to mummify pharaohs.

Mar 15, 2006
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Puget Sound cleanup planned

Three environmental organizations say they are starting a long-term, multi-billion-dollar effort to return Puget Sound to health.

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Rare Chinese frogs communicate by means of ultrasonic sound

First came word that a rare frog (Amolops tormotus) in China sings like a bird, then that the species produces very high-pitch ultrasonic sounds. Now scientists say that these concave-eared torrent frogs also ...

Mar 15, 2006
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New language transforms business reporting

"It's about better, faster and cheaper business reporting," says Olivier Servais, director of the IST project XBRL Europe. "This was once done with proprietary electronic formats. XBRL (eXtensible Business Reporting Language) ...

Mar 15, 2006
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The cosmic dance of distant galaxies

Studying several tens of distant galaxies, an international team of astronomers found that galaxies had the same amount of dark matter relative to stars 6 billion years ago as they have now. If confirmed, this ...

Mar 15, 2006
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Astronomers, at last, get a chance to size up a brown dwarf

Brown dwarfs -- failed stars that fall somewhere between the smallest stars and the largest planets on the spectrum of heavenly objects -- have always been viewed by astronomers as a critical link in the understanding ...

Mar 15, 2006
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Molecule by molecule, new assay shows real-time gene activity

Chemists at Harvard University have developed the first technique providing a real-time, molecule-by-molecule "movie" of protein production in live cells. Their direct observation of fluorescently tagged molecules in single ...

Mar 15, 2006
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Did 'Dark Matter' Create the First Stars?

Dark matter may have played a major role in creating stars at the very beginnings of the universe. If that is the case, however, the dark matter must consist of particles called "sterile neutrinos". Peter Biermann ...

Mar 15, 2006
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Hansen and Langlands win Nemmers prizes

Lars Peter Hansen and Robert Langlands are the recipients of the 2006 Nemmers Prizes in economics and mathematics, Northwestern University announced.

Mar 15, 2006
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