Archive: 09/26/2006

Safer suntans through science

An organic compound that creates a realistic beachy glow while inducing a natural sun block effect in your skin may be just around the corner, as scientists at the University of Kentucky are testing a treatment that enhances ...

Sep 26, 2006
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Meteorites record past solar activity

Ilya Usoskin (Geophysical Observatory, University of Oulu, Finland) and his colleagues have investigated the solar activity over the past centuries. Their study is to be published this week in Astronomy & ...

Sep 26, 2006
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MIT's intelligent aircraft fly, cooperate autonomously

The U.S. military depends on small, unmanned aerial vehicles (UAVs) to perform such tasks as serving as "eyes in the sky" for battalion commanders planning maneuvers. While some of these UAVs can be easily carried in a backpack ...

Sep 26, 2006
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Team to build next-generation magnet

The National Science Foundation has awarded the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory an $11.7-million grant for construction of an innovative magnet that will have the potential to revolutionize a technique ...

Sep 26, 2006
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Most Widely Used Organic Pesticide Requires Help to Kill

The world's most widely used organic insecticide, a plucky bacterium known as Bacillus thuringiensis or Bt for short, requires the assistance of other microbes to perform its insect-slaying work, a new study has found.

Sep 26, 2006
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