Archive: 15/10/2008

Smart fabrics, the new black

( -- Smart fabrics and intelligent textiles – material that incorporates cunning molecules or clever electronics – is thriving and European research efforts are tackling some of the sector’s toughest challenges.

dateOct 15, 2008 in Hi Tech & Innovation
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Revealing the evolutionary history of threatened sea turtles

It's confirmed: Even though flatback turtles dine on fish, shrimp, and mollusks, they are closely related to primarily herbivorous green sea turtles. New genetic research carried out by Eugenia Naro-Maciel, a Marine Biodiversity ...

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Ghostly glow reveals galaxy clusters in collision

A team of scientists, including astronomers from the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL), have detected long wavelength radio emission from a colliding, massive galaxy cluster which, surprisingly, is not detected at the shorter ...

dateOct 15, 2008 in Astronomy
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Scientists propose the creation of a new type of seed bank

While an international seed bank in a Norwegian island has been gathering news about its agricultural collection, a group of U.S. scientists has just published an article outlining a different kind of seed bank, one that ...

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Star Count Goes Global

Schoolchildren, families and citizen scientists around the world will gaze skyward after dark from Oct. 20 to Nov.3, 2008, looking for specific constellations and then sharing their observations through the Internet.

dateOct 15, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Einstein's relativity survives neutrino test

Physicists working to disprove "Lorentz invariance" -- Einstein's prediction that matter and massless particles will behave the same no matter how they're turned or how fast they go -- won't get that satisfaction from muon ...

dateOct 15, 2008 in General Physics
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