Archive: 10/30/2007

Team IDs ancient cargo from DNA

For the first time, researchers have identified DNA from inside ceramic containers in an ancient shipwreck on the seafloor, making it possible to determine what the ship's cargo was even though there was no ...

dateOct 30, 2007 in Archaeology & Fossils
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English prof explores the social life of ink

Imagine hundreds of people lined up at a department store in New York City, along with 50 police officers to prevent them from crashing the doors. What might cause such excitement? The new iPhone? An appearance by J.K. Rowling? ...

dateOct 30, 2007 in Other
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Time spent in car drives up air pollution exposure

The daily commute may be taking more of a toll than people realize. A new study by researchers at the University of Southern California (USC) and the California Air Resources Board found that up to half of Los Angeles residents’ ...

dateOct 30, 2007 in Health
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Israeli Scientist Invents Bomb Detector Spray

Professor Joseph Almog has developed a spray that can detect urea nitrate, a powerful explosive that can be created by non-professionals in relatively simple back-yard facilities. Urea nitrate is commonly ...

dateOct 30, 2007 in weblog
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Speed plays crucial role in breaking protein's H-bonds

Researchers at MIT studying the architecture of proteins have finally explained why computer models of proteins’ behavior under mechanical duress differ dramatically from experimental observations. This work could have ...

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