Archive: 10/28/2009

Knocking nanoparticles off the socks

Scientists in Switzerland are reporting results of one of the first studies on the release of silver nanoparticles from laundering those anti-odor, anti-bacterial socks now on the market. Their findings, scheduled ...

Oct 28, 2009
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Physicist makes new high-res panorama of Milky Way

Cobbling together 3000 individual photographs, a physicist has made a new high-resolution panoramic image of the full night sky, with the Milky Way galaxy as its centerpiece. Axel Mellinger, a professor at ...

Oct 28, 2009
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A new explanation of 'Asian paradox'

There is abundant evidence of an association between Helicobacter pylori chronic infection and gastric cancer. The incidence of gastric cancer is much higher in Japan than Indonesia. A research from Indonesia and Japan found ...

Oct 28, 2009
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Autosub6000 dives to depth of 3.5 miles

The United Kingdom's deepest diving Autonomous Underwater Vehicle (AUV), Autosub6000, has been put through its paces during an extremely successful engineering trials cruise on the RRS Discovery, 27 September ...

Oct 28, 2009
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Qwest Communications 3Q earnings fall 6 pct

(AP) -- Qwest Communications International Inc. reported a 6 percent drop in third-quarter profit Wednesday as customers continue to give up traditional landline telephones.

Oct 28, 2009
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Phantom limbs learn impossible tricks

(PhysOrg.com) -- New research has shown that body images can be formed independently of external sensory inputs, and that the phantom limbs of amputees can be trained to carry out tasks that would be impossible ...

Oct 28, 2009 weblog
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Physically active have reduced risk of prostate cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- Lifetime physically active men have a lower risk of developing prostate cancer, according to a new study from Karolinska Institutet, Sweden. The effect was observable in those who had been sitting for less ...

Oct 28, 2009
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