Archive: 23/08/2006

Wispy Dust and Gas Paint Portrait of Starbirth

This active region of star formation in the Large Magellanic Cloud (LMC), as photographed by NASA's Hubble Space Telescope, unveils wispy clouds of hydrogen and oxygen that swirl and mix with dust on a canvas of astronomical ...

dateAug 23, 2006 in Astronomy
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UW Invention Targets Terrorist Weapons

University of Wyoming researchers have developed and patented a technology that can rapidly detect explosives such as the liquid compounds that were part of a recently-thwarted plot to detonate bombs on as many as 10 U.S.-bound ...

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Microcapsules open in tumor cells

Medicines are most helpful when they directly affect the diseased organs or cells - for example, tumour cells. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany, and Ludwig-Maximilian-University ...

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Scientists turn dents into smart bumps

Due to a phenomenon called the shape memory effect (SME), certain "memory metals" can be distorted and then brought back to their original shape by a simple temperature change. While a one-way memory effect has inspired applications ...

dateAug 23, 2006 in Condensed Matter feature
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New engineering tool is a dream

Hawker de Havilland, a wholly owned subsidiary of Boeing, is the first licensed user of a unique engineering tool, the Intelligent Risk Exchange (IREXTM) system.

dateAug 23, 2006 in Engineering
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