Archive: 18/08/2006

Atlantis crew has longest training ever

(AP) -- Atlantis' six astronauts were supposed to fly to the international space station more than three years ago. But the Columbia disaster in early 2003 and problems with the shuttle fuel tank kept the spacecraft fleet ...

dateAug 18, 2006 in Space Exploration
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Student Creates Electric Tweezers

The ability to sort cells or manipulate microscopic particles could soon be in the hands of small laboratories, high schools and amateur scientists, thanks to researchers at the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering ...

dateAug 18, 2006 in General Physics
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Bacteria-based nanoclusters

Scientists from the research center Forschungszentrum Rossendorf (Germany) use the survival mechanism of special bacteria to produce solid nanoclusters out of palladium. The tiny bullets, only a few billions of millimeters ...

dateAug 18, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Cosmic Stocktake Reveals What's Left of Big Bang

The Universe has guzzled its way through about 20 per cent of its normal matter, or original fuel reserves, according to findings from a survey of the nearby Universe by an international team of astronomers involving researchers ...

dateAug 18, 2006 in Astronomy
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Researcher urges nuclear waste options

The Bush administration is eagerly pushing nuclear power as a way to help solve the U.S. energy crisis. But in its new plan for nuclear waste management, the administration is taking the wrong approach, says an MIT professor ...

dateAug 18, 2006 in Other
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More Details in the Nanocosmos of the Cell

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry have further opened the door to the nanocosmos of the cell. The researchers have, for the first time, improved the resolution of STED microscopes (Stimulated ...

dateAug 18, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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New Web database improves access to ionic liquid data

Chemical engineers and others designing "green" industrial processes using new ionic liquid solvents now have an important new resource, an on-line database of physical properties developed by the National Institute of Standards ...

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