Archive: 23/02/2006

Mass extinction of species has begun

On March 9, world-renowned environmentalist Professor Norman Myers will deliver a lecture at Macquarie University in Sydney, announcing the beginnings of the largest mass extinction in 65 million years and discussing what ...

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Stardust Factory Solves 25-year-old Mystery of Impossible Dust

Researchers using a "stardust factory" at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., have solved a mystery of how dying stars make silicate dust at high temperatures. Understanding this process helps us understand ...

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Sydney reports high levels of pollution

The city of Sydney, Australia, is experiencing a smog-filed summer season as air pollution levels double and officials have issued 14 health warnings.

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Galactic X-ray background source is found

Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics in Germany say they've found the origin of galactic background emissions -- white dwarf stars.

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Research team works on tyre-ice friction

Experts from Scotland's Edinburgh University are working on a study aimed at developing electronic brooms to help cars stay on icy roads, reports Nature News. The Scottish scientists have teamed up with Olympic curlers in ...

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India eyes hi-tech manufacturing

India is now finally poised to realize its dreams of moving beyond software into the very heart of hi-tech manufacturing: the microchips.

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Man-made prostate created by women

In a giant step towards understanding prostate disease, Melbourne scientists have grown a human prostate from embryonic stem cells. A study published in the March edition of Nature Methods describes how human embryonic stem ...

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