Archive: 10/23/2007

Age increases chance of success as two-timer

The coal tit appears to live a strictly monogamous life. Couples often stay together for their whole lives. That's only a facade. This indigenous songbird is among the top ten two-timers worldwide. That is what research by ...

Oct 23, 2007
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Space Shuttle Discovery Blasts Off

The space shuttle Discovery and its seven-member crew lifted off Tuesday, Oct. 23, from NASA's Kennedy Space Center in Florida at 11:38 a.m. EDT to continue construction of the International Space Station. ...

Oct 23, 2007
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Researchers Uncover Physics of Coiling Ropes

When a mountain climber drops a rope, it often forms a series of coils on the ground. Not only thick ropes, but also sewing thread and even cooked spaghetti behave in a similar way. Recently, scientists have ...

Oct 23, 2007 feature
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Nuclear power worldwide: status and outlook

The IAEA makes two annual projections concerning the growth of nuclear power, a low and a high. The low projection assumes that all nuclear capacity that is currently under construction or firmly in the development pipeline ...

Oct 23, 2007
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Platinum-rich shell, platinum-poor core

Hydrogen fuel cells will power the automobiles of the future; however, they have so far suffered from being insufficiently competitive. At the University of Houston, Texas, USA, a team led by Peter Strasser has now developed ...

Oct 23, 2007
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Hopkins researchers release genome data on autism

Researchers at Johns Hopkins’ McKusick-Nathans Institute of Genetic Medicine today are releasing newly generated genetic data to help speed autism research. The Hopkins data, coordinated with a similar data release from ...

Oct 23, 2007
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Critically endangered Amur leopard captured

A rare Amur leopard (Panthera pardus orientalis), one of only an estimated 30 left in the wild has been captured and health-checked by experts from a consortium of conservation organizations, before being ...

Oct 23, 2007
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