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. ...

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Researchers make molecules 'pose' for photograph

For anyone who has ever had trouble getting children to stand still for family photographs, consider the frustration of scientists who have always wanted to photograph isolated gas phase molecules, but they just wouldn’t ...

Oct 20, 2006
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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 ...

Oct 20, 2006
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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 ...

Oct 20, 2006
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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 ...

Oct 20, 2006
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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.

Oct 20, 2006
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Left and Right Hands Rely on Different Senses

Sometimes, the right hand really may not know what the left hand is doing. It turns out that each of them relies on a different set of sensory inputs to control its movement.

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Targeted Tumor Therapy: When Antagonists Do the Better Job

Targeted tumor therapy lobs toxic payloads directly into tumors to destroy cancer cells while leaving normal cells unharmed. In the case of radiotherapy, these missiles, which should unerringly home in on the target and make ...

Oct 20, 2006
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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 ...

Oct 20, 2006
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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.

Oct 20, 2006
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