Archive: 09/27/2006

Investigating the world of languages

As this week marks European Day of Languages some of us may harbour thoughts about brushing up our French or perhaps even taking on German, but for a group of Surrey academics every day is a languages day. The Surrey Morphology ...

Sep 27, 2006
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Explaining the methane mystery

Scientists have explained why atmospheric levels of the greenhouse gas methane have stabilised in recent years, but warn that increases could resume in the near future.

Sep 27, 2006
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How nature tinkers with the cellular clock

The life of a cell is all about growing and dividing at the right time. That is why the cell cycle is one of the most tightly regulated cellular processes. A control system with several layers adjusts when key components ...

Sep 27, 2006
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Bose-Einstein condensation in the solid state

New experimental research shows that half-matter, half-light quasi-particles called polaritons show compelling evidence of Bose-Einstein condensation at the relatively high temperature of 19 degrees Kelvin. ...

Sep 27, 2006
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Nanoflowers blossom

University of Arkansas researchers have examined the mechanisms underlying the synthesis of three-dimensional nanocrystals in solution and have created a systematic method for the directed synthesis of such ...

Sep 27, 2006
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A way to detect a new quantum phase

“So many systems in physics look different and do different things,” Luming Duan tells “But when you get to fundamentals they look very similar. We are looking for new fundamentals that can help us und ...

Sep 27, 2006 feature
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Steubenville: EPA test city

Steubenville, Ohio, once known for having the most polluted air in the United States, is now known for its contributions in controlling air pollution.

Sep 27, 2006
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New York moves toward trans fat ban

The New York City Board of Health has unanimously agreed to push forward with a plan to severely limit the amount of artificial trans fats used by restaurants.

Sep 27, 2006
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You Cannot Scare People Into Getting Fit Or Going Green

New research published today by the Economic and Social Research Council shows that positive, informative strategies which help people set specific health and environmental goals are far more effective when it comes to encouraging ...

Sep 27, 2006
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HIV measurement is questioned

Preliminary U.S. research indicates the HIV RNA level in untreated HIV-infected patients has little value in predicting the rate of CD4 cell count decrease.

Sep 27, 2006
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Anti-wrinkle shot has limited launch

Allergan Inc., an Irvine, Calif., pharmaceutical company known for the antiwrinkle Botox, is expected to launch Juvederm, another cosmetic product.

Sep 27, 2006
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