Archive: 12/22/2005

Micro-gyroscopes that can detect cancer

A vibrating disc no bigger than a speck of dust could help to diagnose and monitor common types of cancer and provide specialists with information about the most appropriate therapy.

Dec 22, 2005
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Why The Amazon Rainforest Is So Rich In Species

Tropical areas of south and central America such as the Amazon rainforest are home to some 7500 species of butterfly compared with only around 65 species in Britain. UCL scientists have ruled out the common theory that attributed ...

Dec 22, 2005
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Satellite Newspapers Provides Hometown News Anywhere in the World

Thanks to Satellite Newspapers you will never go without your local paper again. Satellite Newspapers Corp. provides the technological solution that puts your hometown newspaper right in your hands - no matter where you happen ...

Dec 22, 2005
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Crystal structure prediction made possible

In the past it has been impossible to predict crystal structures with reasonable computing efforts. Even for crystals with relatively few atoms per unit cell the number of possible structures is astronomically ...

Dec 22, 2005
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Alcohol is a strong trigger of criminal violence

A study at Karolinska Institutet of 133 violent offenders in Sweden shows that 78 (58%) had consumed alcohol within 24 hours before the violent act. A large majority of the offenders were men with psychiatric ...

Dec 22, 2005
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Falcon 1 Maiden Flight Scrubbed Until 2006

The SpaceX launch is scrubbed until early next year, as there is a structural issue with the 1st stage fuel tank that will require repair. SpaceX will provide further comment as soon as this has been carefully analyzed. ...

Dec 22, 2005
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2005 may set record as warmest year

Two major meteorological organizations agree: 2005 was a very warm year, and if it didn't set a record for high temperatures, it came close to it.

Dec 22, 2005
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Alberta caribou at risk of extinction

Canadian environmentalists trying to prevent the extinction of Alberta's woodland caribou are asking the government to protect the remaining herds.

Dec 22, 2005
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Better dancers get more desirable mates

Dance is recognized as a courting signal in many animal species, including humans, and now Rutgers scientists have linked dancing ability to mate quality. The study, for the first time, links dancing ability to established ...

Dec 22, 2005
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