Archive: 3/12/2009

Probing Question: Is forensic science on TV accurate?

Turn on the television any evening and you're apt to see a scene such as this: Five crime scene investigators, or CSIs, return to the crime scene at night to follow up on some leads. CSI Kathryn Willows looks classy in a ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Other
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Murders, Traffic Deaths Connected

If you want to know how many people are killed in car accidents in a particular U.S. state, look to its prisons. Regions with higher murder rates also tend to have a greater number of traffic fatalities, according to a new ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Other
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Understanding DNA Repair and Cancer

( -- A protein that plays a key role in copying DNA also plays a vital role in repairing breaks in it, UC Davis scientists have found. The work is helping researchers understand how cancer cells can resist radiation ...

dateDec 03, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Birds Call to Warn Friends and Enemies

( -- Birds' alarm calls serve both to alert other birds to danger and to warn off predators. And some birds can pull a ventriloquist's trick, singing from the side of their mouths, according to a UC Davis study.

dateDec 03, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Honda's 'Personal-Neo Urban Transport' Concept

The Honda Personal-Neo Urban Transport (P-NUT) design study model demonstrates a futuristic concept for an ultra-compact and sophisticated city coupe, American Honda Motor announced at the 2009 Los Angeles Auto Show.

dateDec 03, 2009 in Engineering
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