Archive: 08/5/2009

Lowering the Blow

(PhysOrg.com) -- Serving lower-alcohol drinks at public events can help reduce the number of people who need medical attention.

dateAug 05, 2009 in Health
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Researchers learn how blood cells 'talk'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers at the University of Toronto have developed a new model that explains how cells communicate and specifically reveals how blood cells "talk" to each other. The result could help transform treatments ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Cell & Microbiology
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Crows can use 'up to three tools'

(PhysOrg.com) -- New experiments by Oxford University scientists reveal that New Caledonian crows can spontaneously use up to three tools in the correct sequence to achieve a goal, something never before observed ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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Cyber exploring the 'ecosystems' of influenzas

Predicting the infection patterns of influenzas requires tracking both the ecology and the evolution of the fast-morphing viruses that cause them, said a Duke University researcher who enlists computers to model such changes.

dateAug 05, 2009 in Ecology
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Seeing the Cosmos Through 'Warm' Infrared Eyes

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope has taken its first shots of the cosmos since warming up and starting its second career. The infrared telescope ran out of coolant on May 15, 2009, more than ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Astronomy
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The cosmic comic: Riding early waves

(PhysOrg.com) -- Fundamental research in cosmology continues to disclose ever more mysteries of the first millennia of the universe. More detailed knowledge will be delivered by the recently launched Planck ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Healthcare, the road to robotic helpers

(PhysOrg.com) -- Robots are whirring away in factories all over the world, building cars, phones and cookers. Yet they can do so much more. Robotics for healthcare has been tipped as the next big wave, and Europe should be ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Robotics
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