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Why is the Earth's mantle conductive?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from INSU-CNRS (France), working with chemists at a CNRS research unit, have explained that the high conductivity of the Earth's upper mantle is due to molten carbonates. They ...

Dec 04, 2008
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Two-phase microbial resistance: the example of insects

(PhysOrg.com) -- In less than an hour, the immune system of the beetle Tenebrio molitor neutralizes most of the bacteria infecting its hemolymph (the equivalent to blood in vertebrates); this is rendered possible ...

Nov 26, 2008
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Marine plankton found in amber

(PhysOrg.com) -- Marine microorganisms have been found in amber dating from the middle of the Cretaceous period. The fossils were collected in Charente, in France. This completely unexpected discovery will ...

Nov 13, 2008
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Gene produces hormones that lead to obesity

(PhysOrg.com) -- Obesity and common weight gain share a genetic basis. Professor Philippe Froguel, from Imperial College in Great Britain, and his team from the laboratoire Génomique et physiologie moléculaire des maladies ...

Jul 14, 2008
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New technique to optimize computer speed

Who doesn’t dream of increasingly fast computers that consume less and less energy? To design these computers of the future, it is important to be able to control nanoscale strain in the processors. Until ...

Jun 20, 2008
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