Archive: 11/3/2010

Key Parkinson's clue could be protein aggregate

(PhysOrg.com) -- Proteins perform almost every function our bodies require for life. But, they also can misbehave in myriad ways. By retracing the history of each abnormal reaction, biochemists aim to determine ...

dateNov 03, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Apple to lengthen music previews to 90 seconds

(PhysOrg.com) -- It was speculated in late August that iTunes would double the length of its audio clips from 30 seconds to 60. But starting soon, songs that aren’t shorter than two minutes and 30 seconds ...

dateNov 03, 2010 in Internet
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Identity of Pompeii's mystery horse revealed

(PhysOrg.com) -- The identity of a mysterious breed of "horse" which has baffled experts since its remains were uncovered at Pompeii has been resolved by a Cambridge University researcher – who realised ...

dateNov 03, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Tracing the history of Earth

Although scientists have a general idea of when major events occurred during Earth’s 4.5-billion-year history, geologists would like to be able to pinpoint the exact dates of those events. Precise dates ...

dateNov 03, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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Wireless broadband coming to the bush

A major CSIRO breakthrough in wireless technology designed to bring broadband to people living beyond the optical fibre network, will be unveiled in Sydney tomorrow.

dateNov 03, 2010 in Telecom
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The man behind Comet Hartley 2

Over the last 40 years, Malcolm Hartley has done just about every possible job for Siding Spring Observatory's UK Schmidt telescope in New South Wales, Australia. The British-born, Scottish-educated Hartley ...

dateNov 03, 2010 in Space Exploration
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