Archive: 02/17/2010

Dark matter detective arrives at ESTEC

( -- One of the most exciting scientific instruments ever built, the Alpha Magnetic Spectrometer (AMS), arrived at ESA's Test Centre in the Netherlands for testing before being launched on the ...

Feb 17, 2010
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A new way to build membranes for fuel cells

( -- A team of researchers at MIT and Pennsylvania State University has been developing a new method for producing novel kinds of membranes that could have improved properties for batteries, fuel ...

Feb 17, 2010
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Cancer breakthrough could save children’s lives

( -- A cancer which claims the lives of thousands of children worldwide every year is a step closer to being cured thanks to a breakthrough by scientists at Newcastle University.

Feb 17, 2010
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Aspirin boosts breast cancer survival rate

( -- An observational study of 4,164 women diagnosed with breast cancer showed those taking aspirin in the period after diagnosis had a much lower rate of recurrence, and a much higher survival ...

Feb 17, 2010 report
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Smartphones under growing threat from hackers

Smartphones are under a growing menace from cyber-criminals seeking to hack into web-connected handsets, but the mobile industry has contained the threat so far, security experts said.

Feb 17, 2010
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