Archive: 01/24/2006

Nanolaser Device Detects Cancer in Single Cells

Using an ultrafast, nanoscale semiconductor laser, investigators at Sandia National Laboratories in New Mexico, have discovered a way of rapidly distinguishing between malignant and normal cells. Moreover, ...

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700-year-old murder discovered

It took 700 years and the creation of computers, but the mystery of the Bocksten Man -- Sweden's oldest human skeleton -- has been solved: he was killed.

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Anti-abortion bloggers convene in Washington

Technology is playing an integral role in delivering the anti-abortion message, say those in the movement, but better communication between bloggers as well as firsthand reporting is needed, agreed prominent anti-abortion ...

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Nano World: First solar-powered nano motor

An international team of scientists has created the first molecular motor powered solely by sunlight. By acting like pistons that move back and forth, these motors, which are only nanometers or billionths of ...

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Verizon sues to block data theft

Verizon Tuesday boosted its fight to protect customer privacy by filing suit to block Web-site owners from obtaining information under false pretenses.

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Livedoor's fall hurts Japan's can-do spirit

The spectacular rise of Japan's most flamboyant entrepreneur could be outdone only by his very public fall that has rattled the country's financial markets and shaken its confidence in starting up new businesses.

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Cells involved with Down syndrome restored

Johns Hopkins University scientists in Baltimore say they've restored the normal growth of nerve cells in the brains of mouse models of Down syndrome.

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3D structure of HIV is discovered

Scientists say the 3D structure of the human immunodeficiency virus, which causes AIDS, has been determined for the first time.

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Study: Not Enough Metals in Earth to Meet Global Demand

Researchers studying supplies of copper, zinc and other metals have determined that these finite resources, even if recycled, may not meet the needs of the global population forever, according to a study published in the ...

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Sounds of Star Death Near Middle C

Scientists have made the astonishing discovery that sound might drive supernovae explosions. Their computer simulations say that dying stars pulse at audible frequencies -- for instance, at about the F-note ...

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Evolution Study Tightens Human-Chimp Connection

Scientists at the Georgia Institute of Technology have found genetic evidence that seems to support a controversial hypothesis that humans and chimpanzees may be more closely related to each other than chimps ...

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