Archive: 15/07/2010

Shutting Off the Large Hadron Collider

On hilly parts of the Interstate highway system, road engineers provide steep-grade areas with gravel off-ramps for trucks that lose their brakes. The ramps bring the big rigs to a rough but safe halt.

dateJul 15, 2010 in General Physics
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Superhot Planet Likely Possesses Comet-like Tail

( -- As if the debate over what is and what is not a planet hasn't gotten confusing enough, Hubble Space Telescope astronomers have now confirmed the existence of a tortured, baked object that could be called ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Astronomy
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The Secrets of Longevity

( -- A complex network of genes, in combination with a low-calorie diet and exercise, appears to be a key factor in a long life expectancy. Professor Johan Auwerx’s team has published an article on this topic ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Biotechnology
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Brain size associated with longevity

Mammals with larger brains in relation to body size tend to live longer. This is the conclusion reached by researchers at the Centre for Ecological Research and Forestry Applications (CREAF), affiliated to Universitat Autňnoma ...

dateJul 15, 2010 in Evolution
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