Archive: 02/18/2005

Why is the helix such a popular shape?

Perhaps because they are nature's space savers Something about nature loves a helix, the ubiquitous spiral shape taken on by DNA and many other molecules found in the cells of living creatures. The shape is so useful th ...

Feb 18, 2005
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RHESSI satellite captures giant gamma-ray flare

Astronomers around the world recorded late last year the brightest explosion ever of high-energy X-rays and gamma rays - a split-second flash from the other side of our galaxy that was strong enough to affect ...

Feb 18, 2005
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VLA Probes Secrets of Mysterious Magnetar

A giant flash of energy from a supermagnetic neutron star thousands of light-years from Earth may shed a whole new light on scientists' understanding of such mysterious "magnetars" and of gamma-ray bursts. ...

Feb 18, 2005
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Titan's Atmosphere Comes from Ammonia, Huygens Data Say

Cassini-Huygens supplied new evidence about why Titan has an atmosphere, making it unique among all solar system moons, a University of Arizona planetary scientist says. Scientists can infer from Cassini-Huygens res ...

Feb 18, 2005
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NASA Statement on False Claim of Evidence of Life on Mars

A pair of NASA scientists told a group of space officials at a private meeting here Sunday that they have found strong evidence that life may exist today on Mars, hidden away in caves and sustained by pockets of water. The ...

Feb 18, 2005
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Diamonds key to a sparkling listening experience

Music lovers could be in for the ultimate listening experience, thanks to a new range of speakers containing parts made of diamond, writes Marina Murphy in the Chemistry & Industry magazine. The unique properties of diamond ...

Feb 18, 2005
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World’s first USB to SATA bridge chip

Supporting the rapid transition to serial ATA storage, the OXU921S from Oxford Semiconductor is the world’s first bridge chip to provide transparent data transfer between a USB2.0 port and an external SATA disk drive.

Feb 18, 2005
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Molecular machine may lead to new drugs to combat human diseases

The crystallized form of a molecular machine that can cut and paste genetic material is revealing possible new paths for treating diseases such as some forms of cancer and opportunistic infections that plague HIV patients. Purdue Uni ...

Feb 18, 2005
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