Archive: 30/05/2007

Galaxy cluster takes it to the extreme

Evidence for an awesome upheaval in a massive galaxy cluster was discovered in an image made by NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory. The origin of a bright arc of ferociously hot gas extending over two million light years ...

dateMay 30, 2007 in Astronomy
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Molecular motors may speed nutrient processing

Matthew Tyska, Ph.D., recalls being intrigued, from the first day of his postdoctoral fellowship in 1999, with a nearly 30-year-old photograph. It was an electron micrograph that showed the internal structures of an intestinal ...

dateMay 30, 2007 in Medical research
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Study to examine impact of culture on aging process

In the United States, "aging gracefully" tends to imply that we maintain our physical beauty, remain self-sufficient and stay as active as ever. The suggestion, in other words, is that we shouldn't age at all.

dateMay 30, 2007 in Other
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UMass Amherst Scientists Create Fire-Safe Plastic

Scientists from the University of Massachusetts Amherst have created a synthetic polymer—a building block of plastics—that doesn’t burn, making it an attractive alternative to traditional plastics, many of which are ...

dateMay 30, 2007 in Engineering
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Entrepreneurship can triumph over globalization

Embracing innovation is the only way for Western businesses to succeed in the global market, says Indiana University economics Professor David Audretsch, whose new book, The Entrepreneurial Society, is due for release in ...

dateMay 30, 2007 in Other
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The scientist and the contortionist

Watching a ballet dancer or circus acrobat perform, who hasn't winced at the thought of trying to replicate the impossible flexibility on display? Emilie Mackie '07, a neuroscience major, wondered what exactly is happening ...

dateMay 30, 2007 in Other
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