Archive: 26/09/2007

Saltwater crocodiles find their way home

Australian scientists have discovered saltwater crocodiles have the ability to return to their home territory across significant distances.

dateSep 26, 2007 in
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'Jumping genes' could make for safer gene delivery system

To move a gene from point A to point B, scientists and gene therapists have two proven options: a virus, which can effectively ferry genes of interest into cells, and a plasmid, an engineered loop of DNA that can do the same ...

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Spinning slowly in the web

University of St Andrews astronomers have succeeded in tracing the magnetic web that binds newly forming stars to their surrounding gas and dust. The findings will improve understanding of how stars, including the Sun, form.

dateSep 26, 2007 in Astronomy
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Blowing a Hole in a Comet: Take 2

Two years ago, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft blasted a hole in Comet Tempel 1, offering researchers their first look inside a comet. One small problem: The cloud of debris was so thick no one could clearly see the crater. ...

dateSep 26, 2007 in Space Exploration
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