Archive: 20/09/2007

Bend it like... a Millipede?

While industry spends billions bending and shaping sheets of metal, a team in this year's UQ Business School Enterprize competition claims that it can do it better – and cheaper.

dateSep 20, 2007 in Engineering
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i.play Offers Video Game-like Playground Equipment

For children of today’s generation, swings and slides don’t seem to cut it anymore—not when you have an Xbox and Playstation in your living room. In an attempt to curb the rising childhood obesity rates partially associated ...

dateSep 20, 2007 in Other weblog
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Researchers reveal genetic secrets of devastating human parasite

An international team of researchers has revealed the genetic secrets of one of the world’s most debilitating human parasites, Brugia malayi (B. malayi), which the World Health Organization estimates has seriously incapacitated ...

dateSep 20, 2007 in
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Natural gas inhabited by unusual specialists

A German-American research team of biologists and geochemists has discovered hitherto unknown anaerobic bacteria in marine sediments which need only propane or butane for growth, as reported by the scientific journal Nature ...

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Velociraptor had feathers

A new look at some old bones have shown that velociraptor, the dinosaur made famous in the movie Jurassic Park, had feathers. A paper describing the discovery, made by paleontologists at the American Museum of Natural History ...

dateSep 20, 2007 in Archaeology & Fossils
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