Archive: 12/5/2007

Atlantis Countdown Proceeds

The launch team at NASA's Kennedy Space Center is continuing its steady march toward a lift off Thursday afternoon for space shuttle Atlantis. The countdown is proceeding smoothly, NASA Test Director Jeff ...

dateDec 05, 2007 in Space Exploration
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When do gas giants reach the point of no return?

Planetary scientists at UCL have identified the point at which a star causes the atmosphere of an orbiting gas giant to become critically unstable, as reported in this week’s Nature. Depending upon their proximity to a h ...

dateDec 05, 2007 in Astronomy
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The closest look ever at native human tissue

Seeing proteins in their natural environment and interactions inside cells has been a long-standing goal. Using an advanced microscopy technique called cryo-electron tomography, researchers from the European ...

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World's most endangered gorilla fights back

In the wake of a study that documented for the first time the use of weaponry by Cross River gorillas to ward off threats by humans, the Wildlife Conservation Society announced today new field surveys to better protect this ...

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The aging brain: Failure to communicate

A team of Howard Hughes Medical Institute researchers has shown that normal aging disrupts communication between different regions of the brain. The new research, which used advanced medical imaging techniques to look at ...

dateDec 05, 2007 in Medical research
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