Archive: 08/3/2005

Nerve Cells' Power Plants Caught In A Traffic Jam

Nerve cells need lots of energy to work properly, and the energy needs to be delivered to the right place at the right time. By inducing a mutation in fruit flies, researchers have figured out that a particular ...

Aug 03, 2005
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SAMSUNG Introduces a ‘Korea-Japan Roaming Phone’

Samsung Electronics announced the launch of a multi-function Korea – Japan roaming mobile phone (model: SCH-V670). V670 also comes with the latest multimedia features (MP3, VOD, MOD, etc.), as well as diverse ...

Aug 03, 2005
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Biologist Discovers What May Be World's 'Pickiest' Mates

California fiddler crabs may be among the world’s pickiest animal when it comes to selecting a mate. A study conducted by a biologist at the University of California, San Diego that appears in the August iss ...

Aug 03, 2005
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Team IDs new way to grow, repair bone

An international team of biomedical engineers, including several from MIT, has demonstrated for the first time that it is possible to grow healthy new bone reliably in one part of the body and use it to repair damaged bone ...

Aug 03, 2005
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Space Station Astronaut Records Muscle Activity for Study

Expedition 11 NASA ISS Science Officer John Phillips conducted his fourth session of the Foot/Ground Reaction Forces during Spaceflight, or FOOT experiment. Phillips wore the instrumented Lower Extremity Monitoring Suit, ...

Aug 03, 2005
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NASA's Spitzer Finds Hidden, Hungry Black Holes

Most of the biggest black holes in the universe have been eating cosmic meals behind closed doors – until now. With its sharp infrared eyes, NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope peered through walls of galactic dust to uncover wha ...

Aug 03, 2005
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First Galileo Satellite delivered by UK company

Surrey Satellites Technology Ltd (SSTL) and the Galileo satellite navigation programme achieved a major milestone last week when SSTL delivered the first Galileo test satellite. The 'Galileo System Test Bed ...

Aug 03, 2005
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NASA considers second emergency spacewalk

The successful emergency spacewalk by a shuttle Discovery astronaut Wednesday might soon be followed by the world's second such emergency repair mission.

Aug 03, 2005
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Finding may explain link between alcohol and certain cancers

Drinking alcoholic beverages has been linked to an increased risk of upper gastrointestinal cancer and other types of cancer. Researchers looking for the potential biochemical basis for this link have focused on acetaldehyde, ...

Aug 03, 2005
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'Smart' Bio-nanotubes Developed; May Help in Drug Delivery

Materials scientists working with biologists at the University of California, Santa Barbara have developed "smart" bio-nanotubes - with open or closed ends - that could be developed for drug or gene delivery ...

Aug 03, 2005
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First in-orbit space shuttle repair successful (Update)

Updated: The STS-114 crew completed heat shield repairs efforts on Space Shuttle Discovery’s underbelly during today’s spacewalk. STS-114 Mission Specialist Steve Robinson removed gap fillers that were ...

Aug 03, 2005
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The Web: Silencing jihadi Web sites

The online communications channel between al-Qaida's shadowy leaders and its terrorist operatives has been severely disrupted in recent weeks -- since the July 7, 2005, jihadi attacks on London -- apparently by British intelligence.

Aug 03, 2005
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