Archive: 18/10/2006

Planet-Finding by Numbers

More than a decade after the first planets beyond our solar system were found, astronomers have discovered about 200 of these "extrasolar planets," as they're called. Using a common-sense definition of potentially habitable ...

dateOct 18, 2006 in Astronomy
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Molecular mechanism provides intra-cellular traffic signal

City planners could learn a lesson or two from tiny cells on how to maximize traffic flow. Researchers at the University of Illinois at Chicago have found that intra-cellular trafficking is tightly coordinated for maximum ...

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The smell of iron

Where does the strange but typical "metallic" smell come from when we touch iron objects such as tools, utensils, railings, or coins? "The smell of iron upon contact with skin is ironically a type of human body odor," states ...

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