Archive: 12/7/2007

Astronomer detects atmosphere of extra-solar planet

University of Texas at Austin astronomer and Hubble Fellow Seth Redfield has used the Hobby-Eberly Telescope (HET) at McDonald Observatory to make the first ground-based detection of the atmosphere of a planet ...

Dec 07, 2007
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New ambitious project to barcode an entire ecosystem

UC Berkeley researchers are leading an ambitious, first-of-its-kind effort to inventory all non-microbial life on the South Pacific island of Moorea. Supported by a new three-year, $5.2 million grant from ...

Dec 07, 2007
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Mammoth effort brings out the best in Beethoven

A professor of music has spent 10 years examining every note of every authentic source of every Beethoven piano sonata to produce what he feels is the truest representation of the composer's work.

Dec 07, 2007
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Cells use Velcro-like mechanism to keep viruses from spreading

Like mobsters, cells keep their friends close and their enemies — at least some of them — closer. According to new results from HIV researchers at Rockefeller University, one way that human cells prevent certain viruses ...

Dec 07, 2007
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Research links diet, gardening and lung cancer risk

By simply eating four or more servings of green salad a week and working in the garden once or twice a week, smokers and nonsmokers alike may be able to substantially reduce the risk of developing lung cancer, say researchers ...

Dec 07, 2007
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Managers to Discuss Atlantis Launch Today

The launch of NASA's space shuttle Atlantis will take place no earlier than Saturday, Dec. 8, at 3:43 p.m. EST. Thursday's scheduled liftoff from NASA's Kennedy Space Center, Fla., was postponed because of ...

Dec 07, 2007
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