Archive: 09/28/2010

Could air travel be linked to deaths on ground?

The atmosphere is full of natural and man-made chemicals, including emissions from fuel combustion and byproducts of living organisms. Many of these chemicals combine in the atmosphere to form tiny solid and ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in Environment
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'Birds of a feather' may need rewritten

(PhysOrg.com) -- The old proverb, "Birds of a feather flock together," might be in need of a rewrite, according to University of Alberta findings about chickadees. Researchers have divided chickadees into two personality ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Targeting amyloid to stop HIV

(PhysOrg.com) -- Amyloid protein structures are best known for the troubles they pose in the brains of Alzheimer's patients. Now researchers are trying to exploit their presence in a very different place - ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in Biochemistry
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New oil detection technique developed

CSIRO scientists have developed a revolutionary technique for the rapid on-site detection and quantification of petroleum hydrocarbons (commonly derived from crude oil) in soil, silt, sediment, or rock.

dateSep 28, 2010 in Engineering
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Pirate Bay filesharing appeal opens in Sweden

Four founders and financiers of filesharing site The Pirate Bay, who last year were sentenced to a year in prison, opened their appeal bid to get the verdict overturned in Stockholm on Tuesday.

dateSep 28, 2010 in Internet
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Wallflowers become extroverts in a crowd

While it's long been said that two's company and three's a crowd, that's just how mesons like it. A recent experiment at DOE's Jefferson Lab demonstrates that these subatomic particles engage more with other particles when ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in General Physics
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Magnetic anomalies shield the Moon

Scientists have discovered a new type of solar wind interaction with airless bodies in our solar system. Magnetized regions called magnetic anomalies, mostly on the far side of the Moon, were found to strongly ...

dateSep 28, 2010 in Space Exploration
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