Archive: 02/22/2006

Hens' teeth not so rare after all

Scientists have discovered that rarest of things: a chicken with teeth – crocodile teeth to be precise. Contrary to the well-known phrase, ‘As rare as hens’ teeth,’ the researchers say they have found a naturally ...

Feb 22, 2006 4.3 / 5 (17) 0

3D Navigation System — Even for Off-roaders

Siemens has developed a navigation system with a three-dimensional map display. These true-to-life images of entire streets and intersections make it easier for drivers to find their destinations even in unfamiliar ...

Feb 22, 2006 3.5 / 5 (27) 0

A Positive Spin

Beams with polarized particles greatly boost the physics output of high energy physics colliders. While it has been straightforward to make polarized electron beams, polarizing positrons is more difficult, ...

Feb 22, 2006 4.3 / 5 (4) 0

What is the lifetime of positronium ions?

The positronium ion is the most simply built negative ion imaginable, made of just two electrons and a positron. This exotic combination is unstable: after just a few fractions of a billionth of a second it ...

Feb 22, 2006 3.7 / 5 (15) 0

Nanostructures in 3D

Max Planck researchers from Düsseldorf unveil the first three-dimensional electron microscope for examining nanomaterials structure. It is the world’s first electron microscope for simultaneously and ...

Feb 22, 2006 4 / 5 (14) 0

Taste gene may play role in smoking

Recent research on the genetics of smoking has focused on genes that are thought to be related to nicotine metabolism, personality traits, and regulation of emotions. According to a genetic study just published ...

Feb 22, 2006 3.4 / 5 (7) 0