Archive: 06/2/2005

Eastern Montana's B. rex now yields female bone tissue

It’s a girl … and she’s pregnant! Paleontologists at North Carolina State University have determined that a 68 million year-old Tyrannosaurus Rex fossil from Montana is that of a young female, and t ...

Jun 02, 2005
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Shadow Technique Improves Measurement of Micro Holes

Sometimes seeing a shadow can be as good or better than seeing the real thing. A new measurement method* developed by researchers working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) is a case ...

Jun 02, 2005
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Nature Study Uncovers Structure of Key Protein Complex in Cells

Scientists at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center (MSKCC) have uncovered the structure of a network of proteins that help regulate the life cycle of cells. Understanding the network's physical layout is an important step ...

Jun 02, 2005
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Record efficiency photon detectors for quantum cryptography

Sensors that detect and count single photons, the smallest quantities of light, with 88 percent efficiency have been demonstrated by physicists at the National Institute of Standard and Technology (NIST). ...

Jun 02, 2005
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Space Telescopes Sharpen View of Deep Impact Target

On July 4th, the University of Maryland-led NASA mission known as Deep Impact will get its one and only shot at its target, comet Tempel 1. Maryland astronomer Michael A'Hearn and his mission colleagues ant ...

Jun 02, 2005
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Scientists find a maturity gene

When gene is disabled, young flies don't grow up University of Utah researchers showed that a fruit fly gene is crucial for determining when juveniles begin to mature into adults, and how the transformatio ...

Jun 02, 2005
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A radical solution for environmental pollution

Nature abounds with examples of bacteria that can thrive in extreme situations—surviving on toxic chemicals, for instance. In a paper published online in the Journal of the American Chemical Society (JACS) May 25, University ...

Jun 02, 2005
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