Archive: 02/26/2008

First Glimpse of Star Flip

An international team of astrophysicists has, for the first time, discovered a star other than the Sun flipping its north and south magnetic poles.

dateFeb 26, 2008 in Astronomy
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Killer Electrons Surf Celestial Tsunamis

It's as if we took a trip into space with our best friends, and they turned into mutants and attacked us. Electrons are the best friends we've ever had from the subatomic world. We harness their flow as electricity ...

dateFeb 26, 2008 in Space Exploration
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The next-best thing to being on Mars

Last week, two MIT students began living, working and communicating with the outside world as if they were on a mission to Mars. Whenever they go outside their small, round habitat where eight people are spending ...

dateFeb 26, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Out-of-whack protein may boost Parkinson's

A single change in a protein may play a role in whether someone develops Parkinson’s disease, say University of Florida Genetics Institute researchers writing in a recent issue of the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

dateFeb 26, 2008 in Medical research
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Team-based e-learning turns a new page

How do students, who may be located across the globe, collaborate together on team-based project work? European researchers have developed the first online platform that integrates elements of e-learning, social networking ...

dateFeb 26, 2008 in Software
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New research examines commonly used toxin

New Research at the University of Calgary, Faculty of Kinesiology suggests that Botulinium type-A toxin (BTX-A) passes easily to surrounding muscles and is more difficult to control once injected than many people suspect. ...

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Uncharged organic molecule can bind negatively charged ions

Indiana University Bloomington chemists have designed an organic molecule that binds negatively charged ions, a feat they hope will lead to the development of a whole new molecular toolbox for biologists, chemists and medical ...

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Research reveals structure and behavior of collagen

The structure and behavior of one of the most common proteins in our bodies has been resolved at a level of detail never before seen, thanks to new research performed at the Advanced Photon Source (APS) at the U.S. Department ...

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