Archive: 19/04/2006

Study looks at fruit fly sexual attraction

U.S. scientists with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute say in the frantic world of the fruit fly, courtship may depend on having the right wing spots.

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Sanctions won't stop China violating IP

Imposing trade sanctions is no solution to getting China to comply with intellectual-property rules. Rather, by encouraging Chinese companies to tie up with U.S. rivals on the one hand and getting them to produce goods that ...

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Study: Color plays role in perception

U.S. scientists have discovered a neural circuit they say is likely to play an important role in the visual perception of moving objects.

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Trapping Erbium Atoms: The Impossible Made Possible

Recycling atoms? Can they do that? In a world where nearly everything can be reused, scientists are moving forward with a novel approach to using Magneto-Optical Traps (MOTs) to, in effect, recycle atoms. In a Letter published ...

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Asteroid and comet impacts led to primitive life

Australian National University scientists have observed a link between asteroid and comet bombardment of the Earth and the emergence of primitive bacterial life forms in the ancient oceans billions of years ago.

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Huge meat-eating dinosaur uncovered

Move over T. rex, there's a new king of the Cretaceous. A University of Alberta paleontologist was part of a team to unveil what may be one of the largest carnivorous dinosaurs known.

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Chernobyl: 20 years later

Chernobyl, the most significant accident in nuclear history, took place on 26 April 1986. Even 20 years later, the accident has left the world with many unanswered questions about its impact on human health, the environment, ...

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