Archive: 08/29/2007

Smoking turns on genes -- permanently

Smoking tobacco is no longer considered sexy, but it may prove a permanent turn on for some genes. Research published today in the online open access journal BMC Genomics could help explain why former smokers are still more s ...

dateAug 29, 2007 in Genetics
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Next Ice Age delayed by rising CO2 levels

Future ice ages may be delayed by up to half a million years by our burning of fossil fuels. That is the implication of recent work by Dr Toby Tyrrell of the University of Southampton's School of Ocean and Earth Science at ...

dateAug 29, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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NASA study will help stop stowaways to Mars

NASA clean rooms, where scientists and engineers assemble spacecraft, have joined hot springs, ice caves, and deep mines as unlikely places where scientists have discovered ultra-hardy organisms collectively known as ‘extremophiles’. ...

dateAug 29, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Controlling bandwidth in the clouds

If half your company’s bandwidth is allocated to your mirror in New York, and it’s the middle of the night there, and your sites in London and Tokyo are slammed, that New York bandwidth is going to waste. ...

dateAug 29, 2007 in Computer Sciences
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