Archive: 11/6/2007

To fight disease, animals, like plants, can tolerate parasites

Animals, like plants, can build tolerance to infections at a genetic level, and these findings could provide a better understanding of the epidemiology and evolution of infectious disease, according to evolutionary biologists.

Nov 06, 2007
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Record 5th planet found around nearby star

A team of American astronomers announced today (Tuesday, Nov. 6) the discovery of a record-breaking fifth planet around the nearby star 55 Cancri, making it the only star aside from the sun known to have five ...

Nov 06, 2007
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Discovery Set To Land Wednesday

The space shuttle Discovery crew is scheduled to complete a 15-day mission to the International Space Station with a landing at NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., on Wednesday, Nov. 7.

Nov 06, 2007
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Discovering new properties in carbon nanotubes

The trend in science is moving toward smaller devices. Indeed, single electron devices are considered one way for computing and other electronic applications to become ever smaller in size, while still providing large operating ...

Nov 06, 2007 feature
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Finding alternatives to suicide

On being faced with dealing with the aftermath of the suicide of a loved one, family and friends often say, "if only he or she had called me" If only he'd asked for help..." and so forth. But from the perspective of the people ...

Nov 06, 2007
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Pushing the limits of chip miniaturisation

Over the last four decades, computer chips have found their way into virtually every electronic device in the world. During that time they have become smaller, cheaper and more powerful, but, for a team of ...

Nov 06, 2007
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Bringing all-optical networks closer to home

Converting between electronic and optical signals is one of the main costs in high-speed data networks and telecommunications applications, even more so when looking at future applications. The solution, say ...

Nov 06, 2007
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