Archive: 09/16/2005

Lab-on-a-chip tests ready for clinical testing

To the naked eye, it looks like an ordinary microscope slide - a small transparent rectangle with hairline tracings running through it. It's hard to believe this microfluidic chip, made of polymer and glass, ...

Sep 16, 2005
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NASA Research Finds Green Sand Crystals Are In Comet Tempel 1

Green sand found on the big island of Hawaii resembles olivine crystals in the icy interior of comet Tempel 1, according to a NASA astrophysicist. Scientists revealed that they detected green silicate crystals (olivine) in ...

Sep 16, 2005
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The Two Moons Of Mars As Seen From Mars

Taking advantage of extra solar energy collected during the day, NASA's Mars Exploration Rover Spirit settled in for an evening of stargazing, photographing the two moons of Mars as they crossed the night sky. ...

Sep 16, 2005
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Asteroids Caused The Early Inner Solar System Cataclysm

University of Arizona and Japanese scientists are convinced that evidence at last settles decades-long arguments about what objects bombarded the early inner solar system in a cataclysm 3.9 billion years ago. ...

Sep 16, 2005
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Study charts origins of fear memory

A team of researchers led by the University of Toronto has charted how and where a painful event becomes permanently etched in the brain. The researchers said their discovery has treatment implications for pain-related emotional ...

Sep 16, 2005
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When Is A Space Rock More Than Just A Space Rock?

Ceres 1 was already holding the title of the solar system's largest asteroid. Now new observations show the space rock may be more worthy of the appellation "miniplanet."

Sep 16, 2005
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Study: Mental declines can be reversed

As we move past retirement age, most of us will not be as mentally sharp as we once were, but a study suggests we may be able to reverse the trend. Dennis Foth, a professor in the University of Alberta's Faculty of Extension, ...

Sep 16, 2005
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Hurricanes Are Getting Stronger, Study Says

The number of Category 4 and 5 hurricanes worldwide has nearly doubled over the past 35 years, even though the total number of hurricanes has dropped since the 1990s, according to a study by researchers at ...

Sep 16, 2005
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