Archive: 20/12/2005

Duke Chemist's Lab Steady Source of 'Nanotube' Advances

"Nanotubes" grown in the busy laboratory of associate chemistry professor Jie Liu were crucial to IBM scientists' recent announcements of a new source of light emissions. Liu's lab is also working with a California firm to ...

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Breaking the silence online

A website that allows sex partners to inform each other about their sexual health has been launched in Los Angeles.

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Scientists narrow time limits for human, chimp split

A team of researchers has proposed new limits on the time when the most recent common ancestor of humans and their closest ape relatives – the chimpanzees – lived. Scientists at Arizona State University and Penn State ...

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Researchers extend Einstein's work

A University of Queensland research team has celebrated the end of the Einstein International Year of Physics by developing a ground-breaking theory based on work originated by the great scientist.

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Record year for meteorite recovery in Canada

The discovery of four new meteorites in 2005 makes it a record-setting year for recovering rocks from outer space in Canada and also confirms a University of Calgary scientist’s belief that an extraordinary concentration ...

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Opportunity Completes Atmospheric Science Campaign At Erebus

Opportunity successfully deployed its robotic arm on sol 671 (Dec. 13, 2005) and used it to position the microscopic imager. The cause of a shoulder-joint motor stall during an attempt to deploy the arm on sol 654 appears ...

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Permafrost may nearly disappear by 2100

The National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colo., says global warming may destroy most permafrost across the Northern Hemisphere.

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