Archive: 03/28/2006

Cerium oxide nanotubes get noticed

Chemists and materials scientists often study "nanotubes" -- capsule-shaped molecules only a few billionths of a meter in width. In nanotube form, many materials take on useful, unique properties, such as physical ...

Mar 28, 2006 4 / 5 (34) 0

Mega eruption of Yellowstone's southern twin

North America isn't the only continent that's experienced super-colossal volcanic eruptions in the recent geologic past. The massive explosion of the almost unknown Vilama Caldera in Argentina appears to have ...

Mar 28, 2006 4.3 / 5 (83) 0

Further Secrets of the Snail Love Dart

How do you make love to a snail? Slowly, violently and with a mucus-coated love dart. McGill University Biology Professor Ronald Chase knew that ‘love darts’ – sharp, slimy projectiles fired at prospective ...

Mar 28, 2006 4.3 / 5 (13) 0

Electric Snowmobile: Sled-Necks, Tree-Huggers Unite

Eleven Utah State University engineering students designed and built an electric snowmobile that runs so clean the National Science Foundation will use it this summer to conduct research in Greenland’s polar ...

Mar 28, 2006 4.1 / 5 (8) 0

Rebound Marriages No More Likely to End in Divorce

Many self-help books and well-meaning friends and relatives offer this advice to newly divorced friends: Don't marry on the rebound. Don't rush into or commit to a serious relationship prematurely. Wait until you are good an ...

Mar 28, 2006 2.9 / 5 (7) 0

The phony goat gets the worm

IBM researchers have designed a new way to detect and thwart attacks on computer networks. Code named "Billy Goat," the intrusion detection tool provides both early detection of worm attacks and fewer false alarms than other ...

Mar 28, 2006 4.7 / 5 (3) 0