Archive: 08/25/2006

Reversed growth reveals secrets of carbon nanotubes

Researchers at the Advanced Technology Institute, University of Surrey have reversed the growth of carbon nanotubes from catalysts, using electron beam irradiation in an electron microscope. High resolution imaging of this ...

Aug 25, 2006
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Cardiff's bees calculation sets industry buzzing

Researchers at Cardiff University's Manufacturing Engineering Centre (MEC) developed the procedure, or algorithm, after observing the "waggle dance" of bees foraging for nectar. The algorithm enables companies to maximise ...

Aug 25, 2006
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Surf's Up -- And One Coastal Microbe Has Adapted

California beachgoers may look lazy. But just a few miles off shore, scientists have discovered that a common coastal strain of cyanobacteria works diligently to thrive in choppy, polluted waters.

Aug 25, 2006
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Astronomers React to Pluto's Planetary 'Demotion'

Several Johns Hopkins University astronomers described a decision Thursday to strip Pluto of its planetary status as a "muddled" ruling that is unlikely to settle ongoing debates over how to define a planet and whether the ...

Aug 25, 2006
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Physiology Allows Crucian Carp to Survive without Oxygen

Cooling water temperature during the fall prompts the crucian carp to store vast amounts of glycogen in its brain to keep the brain functioning and healthy from February to April, when there is no oxygen left ...

Aug 25, 2006
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