Archive: 10/17/2007

Is Mars dead, or is it only sleeping?

The surface of Mars is completely hostile to life as we know it. Martian deserts are blasted by radiation from the sun and space. The air is so thin, cold, and dry, if liquid water were present on the surface, ...

dateOct 17, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Earliest evidence for reptiles

Newly discovered fossilised footprints provide the earliest evidence yet for the evolution of reptiles – a major event in the history of life. They are 315 million years old, making reptiles up to 3 million ...

dateOct 17, 2007 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Nanowire generates its own electricity

Harvard chemists have built a new wire out of photosensitive materials that is hundreds of times smaller than a human hair. The wire not only carries electricity to be used in vanishingly small circuits, but generates power ...

dateOct 17, 2007 in Nanophysics
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New peritoneal dialysis diagnostic discovered

Thanks to a discovery by scientists at Robarts Research Institute and The University of Western Ontario, patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis may soon be able to worry less about the risks of infection and lessen their ...

dateOct 17, 2007 in Other
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Obese children show early signs of heart disease

Children who are obese or who are at risk for obesity show early signs of heart disease similar to obese adults with heart disease, a study by researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis has found.

dateOct 17, 2007 in Health
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