Archive: 01/18/2007

UW Telescope Provides Critical Wide-Field Images

A low-powered amateur telescope is helping student researchers at the University of Wyoming to provide data essential to understanding fundamental properties of stellar objects. They reported their work at the recent American ...

Jan 18, 2007
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Spacecraft to Pluto Prepares for Jupiter Encounter

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft is on the doorstep of the solar system's largest planet. The spacecraft will study and swing past Jupiter, increasing speed on its voyage toward Pluto, the Kuiper Belt and beyond.

Jan 18, 2007
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Recently discovered species gain protection

The chestnut-capped piha is an unassuming robin-sized bird restricted to a few tiny remnant forest patches in the Antioquia Department of Colombia, in the Central Cordillera of the Andes. It is so restricted in its distribution ...

Jan 18, 2007
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Recently discovered species gain protection

The chestnut-capped piha is an unassuming robin-sized bird restricted to a few tiny remnant forest patches in the Antioquia Department of Colombia, in the Central Cordillera of the Andes. It is so restricted in its distribution ...

Jan 18, 2007
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Walking molecule now carries packages

A research team, led by UC Riverside's Ludwig Bartels, was the first to design a molecule that can move in a straight line on a flat surface. Now this team has found a way to attach cargo: two CO2 molecules, ...

Jan 18, 2007
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Whitefly spreads emerging plant viruses

A tiny whitefly is responsible for spreading a group of plant viruses that cause devastating disease on food, fiber, and ornamental crops, say plant pathologists with The American Phytopathological Society (APS).

Jan 18, 2007
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Scientists Reveal a Virus’ Secret Weapon

It takes more than just breaking and entering for a virus to successfully invade a cell. Getting to the cell’s center—where the host cell’s machinery will be co-opted to make more virus—requires navigating obstacles ...

Jan 18, 2007
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Conceptualizing a cyborg

Investigators at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine describe the basis for developing a biological interface that could link a patient's nervous system to a thought-driven artificial limb. Their ...

Jan 18, 2007
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The 2006 hurricane season was near normal

After the record setting season of 2005 with 27 named tropical cyclones, many meteorologists and hurricane specialists were forecasting another above average hurricane season for 2006, but it didn't happen. NAS ...

Jan 18, 2007
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