Archive: 08/2/2006

Modern Technology Reveals Ancient Science

Finally, after more than 1000 years in obscurity, the last unreadable pages of the works of ancient mathematician Archimedes are being deciphered, thanks to the x-ray vision at the Department of Energy’s ...

dateAug 02, 2006 in Condensed Matter
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Apes, not Monkeys, Ace IQ Tests

The great apes are the smartest of all nonhuman primates, with orangutans and chimpanzees consistently besting monkeys and lemurs on a variety of intelligence tests, Duke University Medical Center researchers have found.

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Doctors warn of dangers of flip-flops

In the wake of last month's decree that wearing flip-flops could result in job loss, British doctors have said the shoe could also result in health issues.

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Socking it to cancer

An Australian research team has identified a gene that could be used to stop tumours growing by blocking their blood supply.

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Researchers solve mystery of attractive surfaces

When smooth surfaces that hate water approach each other underwater, scientists have observed that they snap into contact. This is apparently due to attractive forces that extend for tens to hundreds of nanometers.

dateAug 02, 2006 in Nanophysics
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Eliminating the 'Twin'

A University of Arkansas researcher has received a grant to study the dynamics of synthesizing molecules with the same "handedness."

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