Archive: 01/28/2008

Crew oxygen for ISS loaded on Jules Verne

Three weeks into delicate fuelling operations, Jules Verne Automated Transfer Vehicle has also been successfully loaded with oxygen. In orbit this will be transferred to the International Space Station's atmosphere ...

Jan 28, 2008
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Microscope Sees with Nanoscale Resolution

Researchers have recently built an x-ray microscope that has a pixel resolution of just 15 nanometers, allowing scientists to study the properties of materials at the molecular scale and beyond.

Jan 28, 2008 feature
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Genetic 'telepathy'? A bizarre new property of DNA

Scientists are reporting evidence that intact, double-stranded DNA has the “amazing” ability to recognize similarities in other DNA strands from a distance. And then like friends with similar interests, the bits of genetic ...

Jan 28, 2008
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Genetic Material under a Magnifying Glass

The genetic alphabet contains four letters. Although our cells can readily decipher our genetic molecules, it isn’t so easy for us to read a DNA sequence in the laboratory. Scientists require complex, highly sophisticated ...

Jan 28, 2008
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Modified Atkins diet can cut epileptic seizures in adults

A modified version of a popular high-protein, low-carbohydrate diet can significantly cut the number of seizures in adults with epilepsy, a study led by Johns Hopkins researchers suggests. The Atkins-like diet, which has ...

Jan 28, 2008
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Making (accurate predictions of) waves

A new review of tsunami hazards concludes that the 2004 catastrophe was far from the worst possible in many Indian Ocean borderlands -- and notes that warning systems to guard at-risk populations are still ...

Jan 28, 2008
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Whirligig beetle gets rock 'n' roll legendary name

An unusual new species of whirligig beetle from India is being named Orectochilus orbisonorum in honor of the late rock ‘n’ roll legend Roy Orbison and his widow Barbara.

Jan 28, 2008
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Right whale newborn found on Fla. beach

Researchers are looking for the reason a newborn North Atlantic right whale with umbilical cord still attached washed up on a Florida beach.

Jan 28, 2008
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