Archive: 10/20/2006

Matter and antimatter feel the chemistry

“Antiprotonic hydrogen has already been produced,” explains Nicola Zurlo, an investigator in the Chemistry and Physics Department, headed by professor Evandro Lodi-Rizzini, at the University of Brescia in Brescia, Italy. ...

dateOct 20, 2006 in General Physics feature
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Clean fusion energy: HiPER is on the roadmap

The roadmap outlining opportunities for European science was published on Thursday 19 October. The result of two years intensive work involving over 1000 top-level scientists, the European Strategy Forum on Research Infrastructures ...

dateOct 20, 2006 in General Physics
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Beaked Whales Perform Extreme Dives to Hunt Deepwater Prey

A study of ten beaked whales of two poorly understood species shows their foraging dives are deeper and longer than those reported for any other air-breathing species. This extreme deep-diving behavior is of particular interest ...

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Asia's Odd-ball Antelope Get Collared

A group of scientists led by the New York-based Wildlife Conservation Society (WCS) working in Mongolia’s windswept Gobi Desert recently fitted high-tech GPS (Global Positioning System) collars on eight saiga ...

dateOct 20, 2006 in Environment
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Mars May be Cozy Place for Hardy Microbes

A class of especially hardy microbes that live in some of the harshest Earthly environments could flourish on cold Mars and other chilly planets, according to a research team of astronomers and microbiologists.

dateOct 20, 2006 in Space Exploration
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Fertile? Not Without the Brain

There are many causes of infertility. The fact that nerve cells can also play a role is little known. The hormone estrogen regulates the activity of neurons that give the starting signal for ovulation. Collaborating with ...

dateOct 20, 2006 in Medical research
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Why the best things come to those who wait

Pushing to the front of the queue is not the best ploy for males who want to propagate their genes according to scientists from the University of Exeter.

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