Archive: 25/09/2009

Prototype developed to detect dark matter

A team of researchers from the University of Zaragoza (UNIZAR, Spain) and the Institut d'Astrophysique Spatiale (IAS, in France) has developed a "scintillating bolometer", a device that the scientists will use in efforts ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Optics & Photonics
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Insulin boost restores muscle growth in elderly

When most people think of insulin, they think of diabetes — a disease that arises when, for one reason or another, insulin can't do the critical job of helping the body process sugar. But the hormone has another, less well-known ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Medical research
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ID card can learn lessons from history

( -- Identity theft is increasingly prevalent in today's society, yet we have repeatedly failed to develop a reliable technology of identification to prevent misuse and forgery.

dateSep 25, 2009 in Other
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Simmons plans to file for bankruptcy protection

(AP) -- Simmons Co., the maker of Beautyrest mattresses, said Friday that it plans to file for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in a move that will put new owners in charge of the bedding unit and significantly lower the ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Business
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From nature, robots

( -- To a robot designer like Sangbae Kim, the animal kingdom is full of inspiration. "I always look at animals and ask why they are the way they are," says Kim, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering ...

dateSep 25, 2009 in Robotics
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