Archive: 10/30/2007

Could nanotechnology revolutionize natural gas industry?

Nanotechnology could revolutionize the natural gas industry across the whole lifecycle from extraction to pollution reduction or be an enormous missed opportunity, claim two industry experts writing in Inderscience's International Jo ...

Oct 30, 2007
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Fuel cells gearing up to power auto industry

The average price for all types of gasoline is holding steady around $2.95 per gallon nationwide, but the pain at the pump might be short-lived as research from the University of Houston may eliminate one of the biggest hurdles ...

Oct 30, 2007
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Team 'tractor beam' for manipulation of cells on silicon

In a feat that seems like something out of a microscopic version of Star Trek, MIT researchers have found a way to use a “tractor beam” of light to pick up, hold, and move around individual cells and other ...

Oct 30, 2007
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Researchers sniff out gene that gives dogs black fur

A discovery about the genetics of coat color in dogs could help explain why humans come in different weights and vary in our abilities to cope with stress, a team led by researchers from the Stanford University School of ...

Oct 30, 2007
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Brane trust: tunneling and stringy physics

“As is often the case in science, everybody contributes their piece, forming a complete picture only after years hard work,” Amanda Weltman tells PhysOrg.com. Weltman, a scientist at the University of Cape Town and at ...

Oct 30, 2007 feature
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Get in touch

When the genetic material inside a cell’s nucleus starts to fall apart, a protein called ATM takes charge and orchestrates the rescue mission. Surprisingly, for ATM to kick into full gear, the stretches of DNA flanking ...

Oct 30, 2007
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New Massive Black Hole Smashes Record

Using two NASA satellites, astronomers have discovered the heftiest known black hole to orbit a star. The new black hole, with a mass 24 to 33 times that of our Sun, is more massive than scientists expected ...

Oct 30, 2007
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New brain cells listen before they talk

Newly created neurons in adults rely on signals from distant brain regions to regulate their maturation and survival before they can communicate with existing neighboring cells—a finding that has important implications ...

Oct 30, 2007
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Food 'tricks' that combat sneaky, creepy Halloween treats

The sneakiest, creepiest surprise this Halloween may actually be in the candy dish. In a study being presented this Saturday at the American Heart Association conference in Orlando shows that people at only half as many mini-size ...

Oct 30, 2007
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