Archive: 02/26/2010

The pig and its pancreas

The increasing prevalence of type 2 diabetes places a huge burden on its victims and poses a tremendous challenge to healthcare systems. Half of all heart attacks and stroke cases, but also many other deleterious conditions, ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Medical research
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Mechanical devices stamped on plastic

(PhysOrg.com) -- Microelectromechanical devices -- tiny machines with moving parts -- are everywhere these days: they monitor air pressure in car tires, register the gestures of video game players, and reflect ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Engineering
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A New Class of Variable Stars Revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- Modern astronomy sometimes makes discoveries by looking in new places, the distant universe for example, using telescopes and instruments that extend the previous limits of detection.

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Astronomy
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Resting brain reveals connections

(PhysOrg.com) -- Images of the brain with various areas 'lighting up' in a rainbow of colours are now pretty familiar to many of us. These come from studies in which people are given tasks to do inside MRI ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Neuroscience
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Study on the Security of Cloud Computing

Not only does cloud computing help to save money, it also helps to increase IT security: Small and medium sized companies especially can profit from special cloud security solutions and the knowledge advantage of experienced ...

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Other
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Scientist eyes 39-day voyage to Mars

A journey from Earth to Mars could in the future take just 39 days -- cutting current travel time nearly six times -- according to a rocket scientist who has the ear of the US space agency.

dateFeb 26, 2010 in Space Exploration
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