Archive: 08/30/2007

Engineering a new way to see dinosaurs

With the eye of an electrical engineer, Nels Peterson is hoping to bring a new, high-tech tool to the field excavation of dinosaurs, a labor of picks, shovels and brushes that has changed little over the past ...

Aug 30, 2007
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Scientists find elusive waves in sun's corona

Scientists for the first time have observed elusive oscillations in the Sun's corona, known as Alfvén waves, that transport energy outward from the surface of the Sun. The discovery is expected to give researchers ...

Aug 30, 2007
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Television, Internet -- what's next?

Watch 3-D television without stereo glasses, use screens with-out touching them, download video with no loss of quality – in future this will be the norm for media technology. At the IFA consumer electronics fair in Berlin, ...

Aug 30, 2007
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Chemists get grip on slippery lipids

The ability of the body's cells to correctly receive and convey signals is crucial to good health. Lipids, or fats, play a critical role in this regulation by providing spaces for proteins to gather and network. They are ...

Aug 30, 2007
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MIT unraveling secrets of red tide

In work that could one day help prevent millions of dollars in economic losses for seaside communities, MIT chemists have demonstrated how tiny marine organisms likely produce the red tide toxin that periodically ...

Aug 30, 2007
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One Species' Genome Discovered Inside Another's

Scientists at the University of Rochester and the J. Craig Venter Institute have discovered a copy of the genome of a bacterial parasite residing inside the genome of its host species.

Aug 30, 2007
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