Archive: 03/5/2008

Physics breakthrough much ado about 'nothing'

How do scientists store nothing? It may sound like the beginning of a bad joke, but the answer is causing a stir in the realm of quantum physics after two research teams, including one from the University of Calgary, have ...

dateMar 05, 2008 in General Physics
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Researcher identifies eye disease in canines

Sinisa Grozdanic, assistant professor of veterinary medicine at Iowa State University, has identified and named an eye disease not previously known. The disease, Immune-Mediated Retinopathy, or IMR, causes loss of function ...

dateMar 05, 2008 in Other
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Sky's the limit for bee brain power

Families flocked to see the latest animated hit Bee Movie, but scientists from UQ's Queensland Brain Institute (QBI) have long embraced the bee for very different reasons.

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Cellular Construction Methods Emulated

Not only is our body made of individual organs, our cells themselves are made of tiny organelles, a variety of separate compartments that fulfill different tasks. Such functional, nanostructured systems would also be useful ...

dateMar 05, 2008 in Bio & Medicine
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Slow slip and slide dynamics

Kim Psencik, a Ph.D. student in the division of marine geology and geophysics at the University of Miami (UM) Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, was recently awarded the prestigious MARGINS Student Prize ...

dateMar 05, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Warming climate may cause arctic tundra to burn

Research from ancient sediment cores indicates that a warming climate could make the world’s arctic tundra far more susceptible to fires than previously thought. The findings, published this week in the online journal, ...

dateMar 05, 2008 in Environment
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