Archive: 2/06/2006

SPEAR3 Accelerator Approved for 500mA

This spring the Department of Energy gave SPEAR3 license to run the accelerator at 500 milliamperes (mA), the current the accelerator was designed to use. Since it opened in January 2004, the machine has operated at 100 mA ...

dateJun 02, 2006 in General Physics
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Project seeks monsoon storm source

This monsoon season will be like no other, according to Joseph Zehnder, a meteorologist with Arizona State University. The reason is because it will be studied more extensively than any other monsoon season.

dateJun 02, 2006 in Earth Sciences
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U.S. cancer doctors to debate care costs

The American Society of Clinical Oncology's agenda at its Atlanta meeting includes a first time debate on cost-benefit analysis of cancer treatment.

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Sensor opens up study of crucial molecule

MIT scientists have discovered a way to monitor a crucial molecule as it goes about its business within living cells. The molecule, nitric oxide (NO), plays critical roles in the human body -- from the destruction of invading ...

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Size Matters: From Aerosol Particles to Cloud Droplets

Clouds play a central role in the Earth’s climate system and water cycle. A cloud’s behavior depends to a great extent on the number and size of the droplets it is made of. Since each of these droplets requires a seed ...

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