Archive: 02/5/2008

How crystal becomes a conductor

Squeeze a crystal of manganese oxide hard enough, and it changes from an electrical insulator to a conductive metal. In a report published online this week by the journal Nature Materials, researchers use computational modeli ...

Feb 05, 2008
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New 3-D Printer Churns Out Complex Prototypes

To show colleagues how a design for an accelerator component works, designer Gene Anzalone can now carry a lightweight plastic model to meetings. More tangible than a set of design drawings, and more totable ...

Feb 05, 2008
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Whole grain diets lower risk of chronic disease

Diets with high amounts of whole grains may help achieve significant weight loss, and also reduce the risk of chronic diseases such as diabetes and cardiovascular disease, according to a team of Penn State researchers at ...

Feb 05, 2008
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Novel molecules can boost vaccine potency

Two novel proteins studied by a University at Buffalo professor of microbiology and immunology appear to have the potential to enhance the production of antibodies against a multitude of infectious agents.

Feb 05, 2008
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Stem cell lines created from discarded IVF embryos

Human embryos that are discarded every day as medical waste from in vitro fertilization (IVF) clinics could be an important source of stem cells for research, according to a team of Harvard Stem Cell Institute researchers ...

Feb 05, 2008
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WLAN leads the way

Wireless radio networks not only provide convenient access to the Internet; they also help pedestrians to reliably navigate through narrow city streets or buildings. Fraunhofer researchers and partners are currently demonstrating ...

Feb 05, 2008
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Labeling error forces beef steak recall

The U.S. Food Safety and Inspection Service announced the recall of about 8,910 pounds of bacon-wrapped beef tenderloin products due to a labeling error.

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Climate change might affect hibernation

A U.S. study suggested global warning and its associated environmental changes could affect the survival of hibernating species, such as ground squirrels.

Feb 05, 2008
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