Archive: 04/19/2006

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, ...

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Nanochip lands $10M in financing

Nanochip Inc. announced Tuesday that it has secured $10 million of a $15 million Series C financing round, with funding led by Intel Capital.

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ISS to move to higher orbit

Russian experts Wednesday planned to move the International Space Station to an orbit 2,300 feet higher than the present one to ease docking maneuvers.

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Scientists find new cause of Alzheimer's

Belgium researchers say they are the first to demonstrate the quantity of amyloid protein in brain cells is a major factor of Alzheimer's disease.

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MetOp satellite shipped to Baikonur on 18 April

The first MetOp meteorological satellite arrived yesterday at its launch site, the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan, following shipment from the industrial prime contractor, EADS Astrium in Toulouse, on board ...

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Florida Tech installs revolutionary mass spectrometer

Florida Tech has become the first university with a doctoral, or research program, to own an instrument that is revolutionizing the work of old-fashioned mass spectrometers. The DART (Direct Analysis in Real Time) enables ...

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