Archive: 01/18/2006

Apollo Chronicles: Jack Skis the Moon

Now this is a ski report: Clear skies, no wind, sweet slopes and deep powder--not expected to melt for at least five billion years. Grab your poles and pack your bags. Just don't forget your spacesuit, becaus ...

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Microwaves + Nanoparticles = Ultrafast, Ultrasensitive Assays

Using a relatively new technique that relies on silver nanoparticles to amplify a diagnostic fluorescent signal and low power microwaves to accelerate binding of a diagnostically important molecule with the protein used to ...

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'Cry for help' gene identified in plants

A genetic mechanism that enables corn plants to "cry for help" and attract beneficial insects has been clarified by scientists from the University of Neuch√Ętel, Switzerland and the Max Planck Institute for ...

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In spite of ourselves

Humans have a strong desire to help each other, but is spite also part of the human condition? In a study published in the Proceedings of the Royal Academy, Keith Jensen and colleagues from the Max Planck Ins ...

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Purdue studies office building power

Purdue University engineers say they've developed a method of "pre-cooling" small office buildings, cutting energy consumption during times of peak demand.

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Study: Workplace aggression commonplace

A McMaster University study indicates 47 million U.S. residents are victims of workplace aggression, with the general public the primary source of abuse.

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Nano World: New nanotech law called for

A new law specifically targeting nanotechnology could prove necessary to regulate its potential risks and promoting its continued development, experts told UPI's Nano World.

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Yogurt bacteria may soon fight HIV

Brown University scientists say they've genetically modified some of the 'friendly bacteria' found in yogurt to release a drug that blocks HIV infection.

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Japan postponed space satellite launch

The Japan Aerospace Exploration Agency announced Wednesday it has postponed the launch of an advanced land observation satellite due to a malfunction.

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