Archive: 26/08/2013

One mummy—many coffins

The Egyptian elite was buried in a coffin placed inside another coffin – in ensembles of up to eight coffins. This was intended to ensure the transformation of the deceased from human to deity, according to Anders Bettum, ...

dateAug 26, 2013 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Embracing Orion

( —This new view of the Orion A star-formation cloud from ESA's Herschel space observatory shows the turbulent region of space that hugs the famous Orion Nebula.

dateAug 26, 2013 in Astronomy
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Rethinking investment risk

Financial innovation is supposed to reduce risk—in theory, at least. Yes, new financial instruments based on the housing market helped cause the financial crisis of 2008. But in the abstract, those same instruments have ...

dateAug 26, 2013 in Economics & Business
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New nanomaterial increases yield of solar cells

Researchers from the FOM Foundation, Delft University of Technology, Toyota Motor Europe and the University of California have developed a nanostructure with which they can make solar cells highly efficient. The researchers ...

dateAug 26, 2013 in Nanophysics
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Pollutant-eating bacteria not so rare

( —Dioxane, a chemical in wide industrial use, has an enemy in naturally occurring bacteria that remove it from the environment. Researchers at Rice University have found that these bacteria are more abundant at ...

dateAug 26, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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