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, ...

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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 ...

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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. ...

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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. ...

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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 ...

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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, ...

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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 ...

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