Archive: 11/15/2007

Pianist blends nanotechnology with music

If the hard science of nanotechnology took on the soft curves of classical music, what would it sound like? The two will come together at a concert Friday, under the nimble fingers of pianist Milton Schlosser, ...

dateNov 15, 2007 in Other
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Rosetta: OSIRIS’ view of Earth by night

This striking composite of Earth by night shows the illuminated crescent over Antarctica and cities of the northern hemisphere. The images were acquired with the OSIRIS Wide Angle Camera (WAC) during Rosetta’s ...

dateNov 15, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Heart attacks and nerves

Scientists have found a naturally occurring protein, known as nerve growth factor, can dramatically improve the survival of heart cells.

dateNov 15, 2007 in Medical research
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How 'IAP antagonist' chemicals kill tumors

Chemical compounds specially designed to neutralize proteins that would otherwise allow tumor cells to cheat death have been recognized for some time by scientists as a promising new avenue for cancer therapy. Now, two studies ...

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Optic flow: A step in the right direction

The motion we perceive with our eyes plays a critical role in guiding our feet as we move through the world, Brown University research shows.

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How new planets form near the Seven Sisters

Rocky terrestrial planets, perhaps like Earth, Mars or Venus, appear to be forming or to have recently formed around a star in the Pleiades ("seven sisters") star cluster, the result of "monster collisions" ...

dateNov 15, 2007 in Astronomy
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