Archive: 09/18/2008

NASA eClips: A New Approach to Learning

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA is making available a free Web-based educational product to learners of all ages across the country. NASA eClips consists of more than 55 short, 5-10 minute video segments, which are available on-demand ...

dateSep 18, 2008 in Other
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Optical sensors make MRI scans safer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Magnetic resonance scans will be safer for children and other patients needing anaesthesia, thanks to new kinds of optical sensors developed by a team of European researchers.

dateSep 18, 2008 in Engineering
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Over 100 new sharks and rays classified

(PhysOrg.com) -- Australian scientists have completed an ambitious 18-month project to name and describe more than 100 new species of sharks and rays.

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From Sugar to Gasoline

Following independent paths of investigation, two research teams are announcing this month that they have successfully converted sugar-potentially derived from agricultural waste and non-food plants-into gasoline, diesel, ...

dateSep 18, 2008 in Energy & Green Tech
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New insights into how cells accessorize their proteins

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital investigators have gained new insight into how the cell's vast array of proteins would instantly be reduced to a confusion of lethally malfunctioning molecules without a system for proteins ...

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Water Hit With Young Star's Best Shot

Water is being blasted to pieces by a young star's laser-like jets, according to new observations from NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The discovery provides a better understanding of how water -- an essential ...

dateSep 18, 2008 in Astronomy
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GM crops protect neighbors from pests

A study in northern China indicates that genetically modified cotton, altered to express the insecticide, Bt, not only reduces pest populations among those crops, but also reduces pests among other nearby crops that have ...

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'Baby' fat cells may be key to treating obesity

Immature, or "baby," fat cells lurk in the walls of the blood vessels that nourish fatty tissue, just waiting for excess calories to help them grow into the adult monsters responsible for packing on the extra pounds, researchers ...

dateSep 18, 2008 in Medical research
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