Archive: 05/8/2008

1968 Science Fiction is Today’s Reality

The futuristic epic 2001: A Space Odyssey influenced many to fall in love with the limitless possibilities of space exploration. The movie sparked imaginations and provided a realistic preview of what our ...

May 08, 2008
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Researchers identify photosynthetic dimmer switch

In a study of the molecular mechanisms by which plants protect themselves from oxidation damage should they absorb too much sunlight during photosynthesis, a team of researchers has discovered a molecular ...

May 08, 2008
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Surprising discovery: Multicellular response is 'all for one'

Real or perceived threats can trigger the well-known “fight or flight response” in humans and other animals. Adrenaline flows, and the stressed individual’s heart pumps faster, the muscles work harder, the brain sharpens ...

May 08, 2008
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Modern ceramics help advance technology

Many important electronic devices used by people today would be impossible without the use of ceramics. A new study published in the Journal of the American Ceramic Society illustrates the use of ceramic materials in the ...

May 08, 2008
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Major shift in HIV prevention priorities needed

According to a new policy analysis led by researchers at the Harvard School of Public Health (HSPH) and the University of California, Berkeley, the most common HIV prevention strategies—condom promotion, HIV testing, treatment ...

May 08, 2008
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