Archive: 21/05/2008

Relocation of endangered Chinese turtle may save species

There are only four specimens of the Yangtze giant softshell turtle left on Earth—one in the wild and three in captivity. In order to save this species from extinction, conservation partners from the Wildlife Conservation ...

dateMay 21, 2008 in
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Mass-Producing Tunable Magnetic Nanoparticles

Taking a cue from the semiconductor industry, a team of investigators at Stanford University has developed a method of producing unlimited quantities of highly magnetic nanoparticles suitable for use as magnetic resonance ...

dateMay 21, 2008 in Nanomaterials
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Researcher strives for watershed moment

According to the World Health Organization, water scarcity affects four out of every 10 people around the world and population growth, urbanization and increased domestic and industrial water use are making the problem worse. ...

dateMay 21, 2008 in Environment
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Twinkle, twinkle, any star - Sun not so special

ANU astronomers have found there is nothing special about the Sun after conducting the most comprehensive comparison of it with other stars – adding weight to the idea that life could be common in the universe.

dateMay 21, 2008 in Astronomy
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