Archive: 07/3/2008

Organizing an Earth Systems Science Agency

In an article published today in the journal Science, a group of former senior federal officials call for the establishment of an independent Earth Systems Science Agency (ESSA) to meet the unprecedented environmental and ec ...

Jul 03, 2008
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Researchers run rings round cell division

A puzzle in the control of cell division, one of the most fundamental processes in all biology, has been unravelled by Oxford University researchers.

Jul 03, 2008
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New tracking system boosts pilot safety

Pilots will no longer be out of sight as they fly cross-country thanks to a new tracking system developed by Massey University mechatronics graduate and a former staff member.

Jul 03, 2008
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Ridding meat of E. coli

You may be able to enjoy a rare hamburger soon, thanks to a discovery made by a team of University of Alberta researchers.

Jul 03, 2008
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Local elite rule over small villages in Indonesia

Dutch-sponsored researcher Y. Argo Twikromo has investigated how the local ruling elite have retained their political control over the local population. He has tried to understand and analyse the dynamic processes of state ...

Jul 03, 2008
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Qubits and Branes Share Surprising Features

What do black holes and entangled particles have in common? Until about a year ago, physicists thought that the two entities existed in completely separate worlds. Then, in 2007, physicist Michael Duff from ...

Jul 03, 2008 feature
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Ulysses hanging on valiantly

The Ulysses spacecraft, whose mission was expected to end on 1 July 2008, is hanging on valiantly as spacecraft controllers wait for a sign of the fuel freeze that would end the mission. This could happen ...

Jul 03, 2008
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