Archive: 15/12/2006

As fast as a shark in water

With the help of tiny ridge-like structures in their scales, sharks are able to minimize drag when swimming. A new coating system takes advantage of this “riblet effect” to improve the aerodynamics of vehicles and aircraft.

dateDec 15, 2006 in Engineering
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A train on the street

Streetcar or bus? The AutoTram® offers the best of both: Up to 36 meters long, it can carry as many passengers as a streetcar while being as versatile as a bus. A flywheel energy storage system absorbs part of the braking ...

dateDec 15, 2006 in Engineering
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'Clumping' protein linked to return of ovarian cancer

Johns Hopkins scientists have discovered that women treated for ovarian cancer are at increased risk of a rapid and potentially fatal recurrence if their tumor cells have high levels of a binding protein that triggers abnormal ...

dateDec 15, 2006 in Cancer
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Too much Christmas cheer?

Christmas is a time when the drinks flow freely- there are more parties than usual and the temptation is to overindulge a little.

dateDec 15, 2006 in Health
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