Archive: 18/08/2006

Study re-examines Vietnam stress disorder

A review of an 18-year-old U.S. study of post-traumatic stress disorder suffered by Vietnam veterans found sharply fewer were affected than originally reported.

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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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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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Small Ohio town boasts most angioplasties

The U.S. government and at least one major insurer are wondering why doctors in the small Ohio town of Elyria are performing so many angioplasties.

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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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