Archive: 02/16/2007

From Farm Waste to Fuel Tanks

Using corncob waste as a starting material, researchers have created carbon briquettes with complex nanopores capable of storing natural gas at an unprecedented density of 180 times their own volume and at ...

Feb 16, 2007
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Custom-made cancer cell attacks

Imagine a cancer treatment tailored to the cells in a patient’s body, each person receiving a unique treatment program.

Feb 16, 2007
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Where is Beagle 2? The search continues

NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter (MRO) spacecraft has used its onboard High Resolution Imaging Science Experiment camera (HiRISE) to take a colour image of a region of Mars in the vicinity of the intended ...

Feb 16, 2007
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Macro, not micro: modified theories of gravity

When it comes to cosmology, the macro scale is important. As scientists search for the reasons behind the increasing rate at which the universe is expanding, they modify Einstein’s theory of gravity and delve into dark ...

Feb 16, 2007 feature
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Rewarding fat rats

We all remember a time when we were paralyzed in the face of a tough decision. For animals in the natural world, making the right choice can mean the difference between life and death.

Feb 16, 2007
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Not just babbling

Baby language is more than just nonsense to Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council grantee Janet Werker. Her research shows infants listen to the words being spoken to them and look for patterns – sounds that ...

Feb 16, 2007
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