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 3.9 / 5 (9) 0

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 3.6 / 5 (13) 0

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 3.4 / 5 (7) 0

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 3.8 / 5 (18) 0

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 3.3 / 5 (46) 0 feature

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 3 / 5 (3) 0