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.

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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 ...

dateNov 06, 2007 in Astronomy
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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.

dateNov 06, 2007 in Space Exploration
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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 ...

dateNov 06, 2007 in Nanophysics 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 ...

dateNov 06, 2007 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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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 ...

dateNov 06, 2007 in Semiconductors
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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 ...

dateNov 06, 2007 in Telecom
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