Archive: 06/23/2008

New ORNL process brings nanoparticles into focus

Scientists can study the biological impacts of engineered nanomaterials on cells within the body with greater resolution than ever because of a procedure developed by researchers at the Department of Energy's Oak Ridge National ...

Jun 23, 2008
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A look into the nanoscale

Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory researchers have captured time-series snapshots of a solid as it evolves on the ultra-fast timescale.

Jun 23, 2008
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Designing semantic software by numbers

A system for creating semantic software could transform application development from a cottage industry to an industrial-style production line. Semantic applications are the next frontier for information science, but creating ...

Jun 23, 2008
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DNA test to revolutionise sheep worm control

CSIRO scientists have moved a step closer to developing a novel DNA test which has the potential to revolutionise management of one of the biggest threats to sheep health in Australia, the barber’s pole ...

Jun 23, 2008
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iTunes Store Tops Over Five Billion Songs Sold

Apple announced that music fans have purchased and downloaded over five billion songs from the iTunes Store. iTunes is the number one music retailer in the US and features the largest music catalog with over eight million ...

Jun 23, 2008
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Primate's scent speaks volumes about who he is

Perhaps judging a man by his cologne isn't as superficial as it seems.Duke University researchers, using sophisticated machinery to analyze hundreds of chemical components in a ringtailed lemur's distinctive scent, have found ...

Jun 23, 2008
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Life on the edge: To disperse, or become extinct?

Plants existing at the edges of their natural habitats may enhance survival of the species during global warming, says Queen's prof The hardiest plants and those most likely to survive the climatic shifts bro ...

Jun 23, 2008
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Newly approved ocular safety methods reduce animal testing

Federal regulatory agencies have accepted recommendations of the Interagency Coordinating Committee on the Validation of Alternative Methods (ICCVAM) for two methods that can reduce live animal use for ocular safety testing, ...

Jun 23, 2008
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