Archive: 12/20/2007

The midnight ride of the CMS tracking detector

Scientists of the U.S. CMS collaboration today (Dec. 20) joined colleagues around the world in announcing the successful installation of the world's largest silicon tracking detector at CERN in Geneva, Switzerland. ...

Dec 20, 2007
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'Nanocavity' Sensor Detects Virus-Sized Particles

Scientists have created a nanoscale device that is capable of detecting one quadrillionth of a gram of biological matter, or about the size of certain viruses. In the future, the sensor may be able to detect ...

Dec 20, 2007 feature
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COROT surprises a year after launch

The space-borne telescope, COROT (Convection, Rotation and planetary Transits), has just completed its first year in orbit. The observatory has brought in surprises after over 300 days of scientific observations.

Dec 20, 2007
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Study says 2000 tigers possible in Thailand

Thailand’s Western Forest Complex – a 6,900 square mile (18,000 square kilometers) network of parks and wildlife reserves – can potentially support some 2,000 tigers, making it one of the world’s strongholds for these ...

Dec 20, 2007
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Suzaku explains cosmic powerhouses

By working in synergy with a ground-based telescope array, the joint Japanese Aerospace Exploration Agency (JAXA)/NASA Suzaku X-ray observatory is shedding new light on some of the most energetic objects ...

Dec 20, 2007
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The physiology of champions

What could be a greater test of the limits of human physiology than the Olympics? To mark the 2008 games in Beijing, the Journal of Physiology present a special issue focusing on the science behind human athleticism and en ...

Dec 20, 2007
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Northwest hospitals unprepared for chemical emergencies

Many hospitals in the northwest of England are ill-prepared to deal with a major chemical incident. According to a survey published in the online open access journal BMC Emergency Medicine. Two out of 18 hospitals in the ...

Dec 20, 2007
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