Archive: 04/25/2006

Study: Invasive species kills soil fungus

U.S. scientists, part of an international research team, say hardwood trees are being harmed by an invasive weed spreading across the nation.

Apr 25, 2006
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Satellite telescope control system created

Engineers at Public University of Navarra in Pamplona, Spain, have completed work on an automatic control system for Darwin-type satellite telescopes.

Apr 25, 2006
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Our Universe: A Quantum Loop

“There are two classical branches of the universe connected by a quantum bridge. This connects the former collapse with the current expansion.” While Abhay Ashtekar and his colleagues, Tomasz Pawlowski and Parampreet ...

Apr 25, 2006 feature
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New instrument for atmospheric research

An advanced laser-based instrument to help research into climate change is being developed for one of the world’s leading atmospheric research aircraft.

Apr 25, 2006
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The comet with a broken heart

Comet P73/Schwassmann-Wachmann 3 (SW 3) is a body with a very tormented past. This comet revolves around the Sun in about 5.4 years, in a very elongated orbit that brings it from inwards the Earth's orbit to ...

Apr 25, 2006
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Natural selection at single gene demonstrated

Biologists seeking elusive proof of natural selection at the single-gene level have a powerful new tool at their disposal. Chris Toomajian, postdoctoral researcher in molecular and computational biology in the USC College ...

Apr 25, 2006
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Nanedi Valles valley system on Mars

These images, taken by the High Resolution Stereo Camera (HRSC) on board ESA's Mars Express spacecraft, show the Nanedi Valles valley system, a steep-sided feature that may have been formed in part by free-flowing ...

Apr 25, 2006
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UC Berkeley extends reach to iPod generation

Further extending its curricular reach to the iPod generation, the University of California, Berkeley, today announced "Berkeley on iTunes U," a free service that makes video and audio recordings of a growing ...

Apr 25, 2006
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Alabama power company to reduce polluting

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says the Alabama Power Co. has been ordered to reduce emissions of two harmful pollutants by 28,000 tons per year.

Apr 25, 2006
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Scientists conduct DNA tests at sea

Scientists have, for the first time, used DNA sequencing at sea in the Atlantic Ocean to identify a previously unknown life form.

Apr 25, 2006
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Nano World: Nanotubes may unfold proteins

Bottling proteins in nanotubes may cause them to unfold, which may drive researchers exploring nanotubes as drug-delivery vehicles to rethink their strategies, experts told UPI's Nano World.

Apr 25, 2006
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Targeted Nanoparticles Destroy Prostate Tumors

Biodegradable polymer nanoparticles, linked to a protein-binding nucleic acid known as an aptamer and loaded with the anticancer agent docetaxel, can target and kill prostate tumors growing in mice. Using this targeted nanoparticle ...

Apr 25, 2006
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