Archive: 11/28/2006

Detecting explosives with honeybees

Scientists at Los Alamos National Laboratory have developed a method for training the common honey bee to detect the explosives used in bombs.

Nov 28, 2006
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Chronic back pain linked to changes in the brain

A German research team using a specialized imaging technique revealed that individuals suffering from chronic low back pain also had microstructural changes in their brains. The findings were presented today at the annual ...

Nov 28, 2006
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Stormy days ahead for coral reefs

The increasing violence of storms under global climate change will have major effects on coral reefs – and has important implications for their future management.

Nov 28, 2006
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A stunning new look at deja vu

A blind man suffering déjà vu. It sounds like a contradiction in terms – but the first case study of its kind has turned the whole theory of déjà vu on its head.

Nov 28, 2006
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Magnetic needles turn somersaults

For about ten years now, tiny magnetic structures measuring a few millionths of a millimetre have met with growing interest from the worlds of science and technology, particularly on account of their potential ...

Nov 28, 2006
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Smoking changes brain chemistry

Chronic smoking affects nerve cells and alters the chemical makeup of the brain, according to research presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America.

Nov 28, 2006
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Brilliant growth without gold

Silicon nanowires can help to further reduce the size of microchips. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Microstructure Physics in Halle have for the first time developed single crystal silicon nanowires ...

Nov 28, 2006
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