Archive: 04/22/2008

First atomic-level look at a protein that causes brain disease

For the first time, researchers have peered deeply at the atomic level into the protein that causes hereditary cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) -- a disease thought to cause stroke and dementia. The study pinpointed a tiny ...

Apr 22, 2008
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Nurture over nature

Score one for the nurture side of the nature vs. nurture debate, as North Carolina State University geneticists have shown that environmental factors such as lifestyle and geography play a large role in whether certain genes ...

Apr 22, 2008
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Distinguishing decoherence in quantum systems

“Over the years, work on Bose-Einstein condensates, known as BEC, have led to more and more interesting phenomena,” Artur Widera tells “This is because they behave according to quantum mechanics, and ar ...

Apr 22, 2008 feature
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LG Launches Versatile LG-KF700

LG Electronics today launched its LG-KF700, a new multimedia phone that combines three input methods to create an amazingly intuitive user interface and provides instant access to features.

Apr 22, 2008
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Moondust and Duct Tape

At this year's Great Moonbuggy Race in Huntsville, Alabama, Prof. Paul Shiue of Christian Brothers University was overheard joking that duct tape was his team's "best engineering tool." Others felt the same ...

Apr 22, 2008
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