Archive: 8/12/2005

Researchers 'wire' DNA to identify mutations

A team of ASU researchers led by Nongjian Tao and Peiming Zhang has developed a new, breakthrough technique for the detection of DNA mutations. Their results, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy ...

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PULSE: The Impact of European Pulsar Science on Modern Physics

Pulsars are neutron stars that rotate quickly, up to 600 times per second. They are compact -- only 20 kilometres in diameter -- leftovers of supernova explosions. Nonetheless they have a mass 1.4 times that of our sun, and ...

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Huygens finds a hostile world on Titan

Conditions on Saturn's moon Titan, with its dense atmosphere, are similar to those on Earth early in our solar system. Pictures and spectral analysis of Titan's surface, recorded by an international scientific team including ...

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Helpdesks brace for Christmas gremlins

Christmas is coming, and helpdesk techs across the United States are bracing for a surge of calls from frustrated gift recipients.

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