Archive: 01/19/2006

New process may transform leather industry

The Central Leather Research Institute in Adyar, India, says a new chemical process may revolutionize the world's leather-tanning industry.

Jan 19, 2006
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Bees may transmit viruses to offspring

Researchers from the U.S. Department of Agriculture report what may be the first evidence of queen honeybees transmitting viruses to their offspring.

Jan 19, 2006
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International HIV/AIDS study is halted

The U.S. National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases says enrollment into an international HIV/AIDS trial has been halted.

Jan 19, 2006
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Over-fishing: Fewer eggs, smaller fish

A University of California-Riverside study suggests harvesting the largest individuals from a fish population introduces harmful genetic changes.

Jan 19, 2006
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China puts technology at policy forefront

Semiconductors may be the best way for China to move beyond simply being regarded the factory to the world, albeit a huge one at that.

Jan 19, 2006
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Kicking Around a Nano-Sized Ball

There's a bit of good-natured ribbing going on at the UW Madison Synchrotron Radiation Center, where researchers are hard at work to better understand Bucky Balls, the nickname for the famous molecule, Carbon-60 ...

Jan 19, 2006
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Scientists develop process for creating biocompatible fibers

Scientists at Virginia Tech have developed a single-step process for creating nonwoven fibrous mats from a small organic molecule – creating a new nanoscale material with potential applications where biocompatible materials ...

Jan 19, 2006
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Martian snow source of tropical glaciers

Snow is the source of glacial deposits found at the base of the majestic volcanoes and mountains dotting the mid-latitude and tropical regions of Mars. Based on an innovative blend of geological observations ...

Jan 19, 2006
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The science of tickling

Anticipating our own touch - for example in tickling oneself - reduces its impact, says Queen's psychologist Dr. Randy Flanagan, a member of the university's Centre for Neuroscience Studies. This is evidence of an important ...

Jan 19, 2006
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