Archive: 09/28/2010

'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 ...

Sep 28, 2010 4.8 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

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 - ...

Sep 28, 2010 5 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast

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.

Sep 28, 2010 not rated yet 0

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 ...

Sep 28, 2010 2 / 5 (2) 2