Archive: 10/17/2005

Harnessing Flea Power To Create Near-Perfect Rubber

In a world first, CSIRO scientists have copied nature to produce a near-perfect rubber from resilin, the elastic protein which gives fleas their remarkable jumping ability and helps insects fly. This important research breakthrough ...

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First powder injection molding process for pure niobium

Penn State researchers have developed the first powder injection molding process for pure niobium, a biocompatible material similar to platinum and titanium but cheaper. The researchers, who are based in the University's Cen ...

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Expedition 12 Settle Into Their New Home

Expedition 12 Commander Bill McArthur and Flight Engineer Valery Tokarev are spending their first few days alone on the station following last Monday's safe return of their predecessors.

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China Completes World's Highest Railway To Tibet

China announced on Saturday completion of the world's highest railway, the Qinghai-Tibet Railway, which stretches 1,956 kilometers from Xining to Lhasa cities in western China.

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