Archive: 25/05/2007

NIST antenna calibrations extended to 60-110 GHz

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has developed a new "tabletop" sized facility to improve characterization of antennas operating in the 60 to 110 gigahertz (GHz) frequency range. This extended frequency ...

dateMay 25, 2007 in Engineering
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New NIST reference material for peptide analysis

The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has issued its first-ever reference material designed to improve the performance and reliability of experiments to measure the masses and concentrations of peptides ...

dateMay 25, 2007 in
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MIT-led team uncovers malaria mechanism

During the first 24 hours of invasion by the malaria-inducing parasite Plasmodium falciparum, red blood cells start to lose their ability to deform and squeeze through tiny blood vessels-one of the hallmarks of the deadly ...

dateMay 25, 2007 in Medical research
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Mapping the English language – from cockney to Orkney

If they were Scousers they’d be “made up”; from the Black Country they’d be “bostin”. But researchers from the University of Leeds are naturally “well chuffed” to receive a £460,000 grant to examine and catalogue ...

dateMay 25, 2007 in Other
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Why are there no Unicorns?

Why are there no Unicorns? Perhaps horses develop in a way that cannot be easily modified to produce a Unicorn, so such creatures have never arisen. Or maybe Unicorn-like animals have been born in the past but because there ...

dateMay 25, 2007 in
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