Archive: 15/03/2006

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 suggests a ...

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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 ...

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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.

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Radar altimetry revolutionises the study of the ocean

Imagine a space tool so revolutionary it can determine the impact of climate change, monitor the melting of glaciers, discover invisible waves, predict the strength of hurricanes, conserve fish stocks and measure river and ...

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Big Alaskan oil spill initially undetected

A 267,000-gallon oil spill, the largest on Alaska's North Slope, reportedly went undetected for up to five days before it was discovered this month.

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Firm offers downloadable mobile upgrades

Some Vodafone 3G customers in Japan will soon be able to upgrade their phones without setting foot in a service center, thanks to an agreement with Red Bend.

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Young outcasts suffer long-term problems

Children who are ostracized by their classmates are more likely to withdraw from activities and score lower on standardized tests, U.S. researchers say.

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