Archive: 4/04/2011

Finding the failed supernovae

When high mass stars end their lives, they explode in monumental supernovae. But, when the most massive of these monsters die, theory has predicted that they may not even reveal as much as a whimper as their massive cores ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Astronomy
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Neighboring volcanoes on Mars

( -- ESA’s Mars Express has returned images of mist-capped volcanoes located in the northern hemisphere of the red planet. Long after volcanic activity ceased, the area was transformed by meteor impacts that ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Breakthrough for MRSA treatment found

( -- Researchers from IBM and the Institute of Bioengineering and Nanotechnology discovered a nanomedicine breakthrough in which new types of polymers were shown to physically detect and destroy antibiotic-resistant ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Bio & Medicine
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In an emergency, word spreads fast and far

( -- Large-scale emergencies, such as bombings and plane crashes, trigger a sharp spike in the number of phone calls and text messages sent by eyewitnesses in the vicinity of the disaster, according to a research ...

dateApr 04, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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'Cell surgery' using nano-beams

Using a simple glass capillary, atomic physicists at RIKEN are developing an ultra-narrow ion beam that pinpoints a part of organelles in a living cell, enabling biologists to visualize how the damage affects cell activities.

dateApr 04, 2011 in General Physics
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