Archive: 07/25/2008

A new era in search for 'sister Earths'?

Research presented at a recent astronomical conference is being hailed as ushering in a new era in the search for Earth-like planets by showing that they are more numerous than previously thought and that ...

dateJul 25, 2008 in Astronomy
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Surgical Instrument Size Studied

The concept of one size fits all works with many things—smocks, baseball caps and inner tubes. But not disposable laparoscopic surgical instruments.

dateJul 25, 2008 in Other
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Wealth Does Not Dictate Concern for the Environment

It has been a long-held assumption that poor nations will not support efforts to protect the environment since their citizens are too preoccupied with meeting basic needs, such as food and housing. However, a new study in ...

dateJul 25, 2008 in Other
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Hip Bone Density Helps Predict Breast Cancer Risk

Measuring a woman’s bone mineral density can provide additional information that may help more accurately determine a woman’s risk of developing breast cancer. That is the conclusion of a new study published in the September ...

dateJul 25, 2008 in Cancer
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Colonial heritage metaphors used in US military conflicts

The historical reference to "Indian Country" presents a complex metaphor. For many Native Americans it signifies home, family, and territory; however, for others the term can refer to colonialism and Native American land ...

dateJul 25, 2008 in Other
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Europe’s next-generation broadband

An enormous research effort by Europe’s leading broadband players has helped accelerate dramatically the rollout of next-generation broadband services reaching speeds in the 10s of Mbit/s in many European countries. That ...

dateJul 25, 2008 in Computer Sciences
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Modified proteins add colour to research

( -- The subtleties between shades of celery or wasabi green sounds like a debate for an interior designer, but University of Alberta PhD student Huiwang Ai has been exploring those differences ...

dateJul 25, 2008 in
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