Archive: 19/02/2009

Gene linked to anxious behavior in mice

( -- To measure anxiety in a mouse and suggest it’s similar to anxiety in a person may seem like a stretch, but the metrics sound uncannily familiar. Paralyzed by fear, afraid to leave the house or socialize ...

dateFeb 19, 2009 in Medical research
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Spin cycle: a new kind of washer (Video)

( -- In many developing countries, electricity is unreliable or unavailable and water must be carried by hand, so conventional modern washing machines are not an option. Washing clothes can take up a significant ...

dateFeb 19, 2009 in Engineering
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Cannabis compound can help cells

( -- Cannabis has been used recreationally and for medicinal purposes for centuries, yet its 60 plus active components are only partly understood. Now scientists have discovered how a compound in cannabis can ...

dateFeb 19, 2009 in Medical research
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The rocket that thinks it's a jet

( -- A reusable spaceplane that can take off from a conventional aircraft runway, carry over twelve tonnes to orbit and then return to land on the same runway could be less than a decade away thanks to a one million ...

dateFeb 19, 2009 in Space Exploration
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