Archive: 5/10/2007

Ugly duckling mole rats might hold key to longevity

Who would have thought that the secrets to long life might exist in the naked, wrinkled body of one of the world's ugliest animals? Probably not many, but current research may be leading seekers of the Fountain of Youth to ...

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Supernovae not what they used to be

Exploding stars that light the way for research on dark energy aren’t as powerful or bright, on average, as they once were, says a new study by University of Toronto astronomers.

dateOct 05, 2007 in Astronomy
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'Crowcam' spies on clever birds

A new technique developed by Oxford University zoologists enables researchers to ‘hitch a ride’ with wild birds and witness their natural and undisturbed behaviour.

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Fifty Times sharper than Hubble

M87, the central galaxy of the Virgo cluster in a distance of only 50 million light years, was observed by Yuri Kovalev from the Max Planck Institute for Radio Astronony (MPIfR) in Bonn and his colleagues with the VLBA (Very ...

dateOct 05, 2007 in Astronomy
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From stick figures to artificial intelligence

Like a lot of guys his age, Brian Tanner used to be glued to a computer while he was junior-high student in Winnipeg. He especially liked to tinker around with some software that allowed him to manipulate little stick figures ...

dateOct 05, 2007 in Computer Sciences
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