Archive: 04/20/2006

Formation of cellulose fibers tracked for the first time

Cellulose--a fibrous molecule found in all plants--is the most abundant biological material on Earth. It is also a favored target of renewable, plant-based biofuels research. Despite overwhelming interest, ...

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Scientists detect massive rivers under Antarctica

British scientists have discovered rivers the size of the Thames in London flowing hundreds of miles under the Antarctica ice shelf by examining small changes in elevation, observed by ESA’s ERS-2 satellite, ...

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Galaxies cluster near dark matter, study finds

Try mixing caramel into vanilla ice cream -- you will always end up with globs and swirls of caramel. Scientists are finding that galaxies may distribute themselves in similar ways throughout the universe and ...

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Energizer's complaint gets new light

The U.S. International Trade Commission was issued a mandate last week to act on a 3-year-old complaint filed by Energizer over a patent infringement.

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U.S. mumps outbreak likely to worsen

Federal officials say the outbreak of mumps centered in the U.S. Midwest is likely to spread before it can be reined in with vaccinations and quarantines.

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Education linked with calcium deposits

A Northwestern University study suggests higher levels of education are associated with a lower prevalence of coronary artery calcium.

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Fear called enemy in fight against disease

Fear is the worst enemy in the fight against bioterrorism and infectious diseases such as bird flu, an Australian scientist has told a conference.

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