Archive: 04/24/2006

Nanotechnology may find disease before it starts

Nanotechnology may one day help physicians detect the very earliest stages of serious diseases like cancer, a new study suggests. It would do so by improving the quality of images produced by one of the most common diagnostic ...

Apr 24, 2006
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OHSU: 'Two-of-a-kind' MRI magnet arrived

As OHSU's new Advanced Imaging Research Center (AIRC) continues its expansion, the major component of the final, and most unique instrument for the world-class facility has arrived. On Saturday, April 22, the ...

Apr 24, 2006
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MIT method allows 3-D study of cells

MIT bioengineers have devised a new technique that makes it possible to learn more about how cells are organized in tissues and potentially even to regrow cells for repairing areas of the body damaged by disease, ...

Apr 24, 2006
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Evidence mounts for sun's companion star

The Binary Research Institute (BRI) has found that orbital characteristics of the recently discovered planetoid, "Sedna", demonstrate the possibility that our sun might be part of a binary star system. A binary star system ...

Apr 24, 2006
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Apple releases 17-inch MacBook Pro computer

Apple Monday introduced its latest lightweight laptop, the 17-inch MacBook Pro, which weighs in at a slim 6.8 pounds. The inch-thick computer is designed for business travelers and includes a built-in video-conferencing ...

Apr 24, 2006
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Annapolis to go wireless

The waterside town of Annapolis, Md., will offer free public WiFi hotspots powered by Nortel wireless mesh technology.

Apr 24, 2006
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Australian food ads going on diet

Australian marketers are putting junk food ads on a diet, shedding celebrity spokespeople and removing toys from kids' meals.

Apr 24, 2006
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Seeking Answers to the Puzzle of Proton Spin

Thanks to a series of machine upgrades, researchers at the Relativistic Heavy Ion Collider (RHIC), the newest and largest particle accelerator at the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, ...

Apr 24, 2006
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New ISS resupply ship lifted off

A shipment of supplies is on its way to the International Space Station. The ISS Progress 21 cargo spacecraft was launched today from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan.

Apr 24, 2006
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The Showgirl, the Comic Strip and the Physicists

Cross-dressing singers and The Beano are not the sorts of topics you'd expect to hear discussed at a physics conference. But that's exactly what will happen at the Institute of Physics in London on Monday 24 and Tuesday 25 ...

Apr 24, 2006
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