Archive: 21/09/2006

Like a snail through the intestinal canal

The medical device currently used for intestinal research, the colonsope, causes patients great discomfort. At TU Delft, an alternative method has been developed, inspired by the way in which snails move. On September 18, ...

dateSep 21, 2006 in Other
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Lucky find off Galapagos

During an expedition off the South American coast, an international team of ocean scientists discovered that the gases ethane and propane are widespread, and are being produced by microorganisms in deeply buried sediments.

dateSep 21, 2006 in Earth Sciences
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Nanocar inventor named Top Nanotech Innovator

Rice University chemist and nanocar inventor James Tour has been selected Innovator of the Year in Small Times magazine's Best of Small Tech Research Award competition. The awards recognize the best people, products and companies ...

dateSep 21, 2006 in Nanophysics
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New target for cancer therapy identified

A new target for cancer therapy has been identified by Monash University scientists investigating the cell signalling pathways that turn on a gene involved in cancer development.

dateSep 21, 2006 in Cancer
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Cydonia -- the face on Mars

ESA's Mars Express has obtained images of the Cydonia region, site of the famous 'Face on Mars.' The High Resolution Stereo Camera photos include some of the most spectacular views of the Red Planet ever.

dateSep 21, 2006 in Astronomy
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