Archive: 20/06/2006

Scientists want polar bear protection

A U.S. climate researcher is leading a team of 30 North American and European scientists in urging the polar bear be listed as a threatened species.

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Successful Transplantation from Pig Embryos to Mice

Millions of diabetics face a lifetime of daily injections to replace the insulin their bodies fail to produce, as well as a host of risks that includes blindness, amputation, kidney failure, and heart disease. For many, particularly ...

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Bones Hold the Key to Blood Renewal

Though we think of them as solid and permanent, our bones are actually constantly being rebuilt throughout our lives. A team of scientists at the Weizmann Institute of Science has now revealed how cells that work at remodeling ...

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Measuring single qubits

“In a quantum system,” explains Alexander Korotkov at the University of California, Riverside, “the result of a measurement can change the system so that it moves in the same direction as the result.” Testing this ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in General Physics feature
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Physicists make an effervescent discovery

Space is fizzing. Above our heads, where the Earth’s magnetic field meets the constant stream of gas from the Sun, thousands of bubbles of superheated gas are constantly growing and popping. Their discovery could allow ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in General Physics
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The New New Math of String Theory

At the beginning of the last century, Albert Einstein posited a now famous theory that forever linked geometry and fundamental physics. According to general relativity, spacetime is curved, and that curvature affects the ...

dateJun 20, 2006 in General Physics
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