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.

dateNov 28, 2006 in Other
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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.

dateNov 28, 2006 in Environment
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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.

dateNov 28, 2006 in Other
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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 ...

dateNov 28, 2006 in Nanophysics
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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.

dateNov 28, 2006 in Health
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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 ...

dateNov 28, 2006 in Nanophysics
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