Archive: 04/26/2006

Biophysics : When chromosomes stretch

Biophysicists at the Institut Curie/CNRS (France), in collaboration with CNRS and University Pierre et Marie Curie physicists and biologists, have just demonstrated the remarkable elasticity of chromatin, the DNA-protein ...

Apr 26, 2006
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eRHIC gets to the heart of the matter

At the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists have proposed a new way of studying the structure of matter down to a level never before observed. Their proposal is the "eRHIC" ...

Apr 26, 2006
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Mobile government gets closer to the people

"The idea is essentially to support and encourage access to new e-government services at any time and any place through the use of mobile communications and internet technologies," explains Dirk Tilsner, project coordinator ...

Apr 26, 2006
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MIT chemist discovers secret behind nature's medicines

MIT scientists have just learned another lesson from nature. After years of wondering how organisms managed to create self-medications, such as anti-fungal agents, chemists have discovered the simple secret.

Apr 26, 2006
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Micro-pump is cool idea for future computer chips

Engineers at Purdue University have developed a tiny "micro-pump" cooling device small enough to fit on a computer chip that circulates coolant through channels etched into the chip.

Apr 26, 2006
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New Windows tool checks for piracy

In an attempt to curb piracy of its Windows operating system, Microsoft Tuesday put out a tool that checks whether a PC is running a copy of Windows that is fully licensed.

Apr 26, 2006
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U.S. political climate boosts creationists

The U.S. political climate is bolstering the view of creationists who dispute claims that Earth is up to 4.5 billion years old, a Dallas anthropologist says.

Apr 26, 2006
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Opposition grows to U.S. flu-fighting plan

Airlines, health experts and rights advocates say a U.S. plan to detain sick airline and ship passengers would be costly and violate privacy, a report said.

Apr 26, 2006
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Study: How the brain masks alcohol impact

Dartmouth College researchers say they've discovered more about how the brain works to mask or suppress the impact alcohol has on motor skills.

Apr 26, 2006
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