Archive: 11/29/2006

Rosetta warms up for Mars swing-by

This month the team working on ESA's Rosetta mission have been particularly busy. Activities are underway to set the spacecraft's trajectory and prepare the on-board instruments ready for the next major mission ...

Nov 29, 2006 4.3 / 5 (6) 0

Researchers discover hummingbird secret

University of Alberta researchers have pinpointed a section in the tiny hummingbird's brain that may be responsible for its unique ability to stay stationary mid-air and hover.

Nov 29, 2006 4 / 5 (46) 1

Protective garment

Military personnel, chemical workers, and others could benefit from a new synthetic rubber material tailored with liquid crystals. The material might be used to make body suits to protect chemical-industry employees from ...

Nov 29, 2006 3.9 / 5 (15) 0

What cures your aches might prevent cancer

Mayo Clinic Cancer Center has begun three clinical studies looking at the use of nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) to prevent cancer -- colon, esophageal or lung. These studies are part of the ongoing Cancer Center ...

Nov 29, 2006 4.1 / 5 (8) 0

Parental genes do what's best for baby

A molecular "battle of the sexes" long considered the major driving force in a baby's development is being challenged by a new genetic theory of parental teamwork.

Nov 29, 2006 4.3 / 5 (13) 0
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