Archive: 10/19/2007

Engineer aims to regulate varying wind power

As Texas' electric grid operator prepares to add power lines for carrying future wind-generated energy, an electrical engineer at The University of Texas at Austin is developing improved methods for determining ...

Oct 19, 2007
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Mice roar message: genetic change happens fast

While looks can be deceiving, heredity is revealing, and two scientists who've studied the genetic makeup of a common field mouse report that what's most revealing to them is how fast both genes and morphology can change.

Oct 19, 2007
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Reading minds to save lives

Colorectal cancer is the second-leading cause of cancer deaths in the United States, but some are reluctant to undergo screening despite the fact that regular screening saves lives.

Oct 19, 2007
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By the Light of the Moon

The gently glowing moon is more than just a pretty ball in the sky—for gamma-ray astronomers, the moon could become a unique target for calibrating instruments such as the Gamma-ray Large Area Space Telescope ...

Oct 19, 2007
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Confining the data explosion

More simulation also requires more space on the hard disk – no prob-lem for the new compression software. The volume of data for crash and weather simulations is shrunk to as little as a tenth of its original size.

Oct 19, 2007
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Researchers find new role for well-known protein

In a finding that may lead to potential new treatments for diseases such as Alzheimer's and Parkinson's, researchers at the Picower Institute for Learning and Memory at MIT report an unexpected role in the ...

Oct 19, 2007
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Discovery of rare moss boosts research

René Belland has a soft spot for moss - especially Haller's apple moss. "It's so soft. If you found a field full of it, you'd just want to lie down in it," said the assistant director of research at the University ...

Oct 19, 2007
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