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New Drake equation to quantify habitability?

Researchers from the Open University are laying the groundwork for a new equation that could mathematically quantify a habitat's potential for hosting life, in a similar way to how the Drake equation estimates ...

Sep 17, 2009
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New breakthrough in bubble research

A researcher from the University of Bath has found a new approach to an old geometric problem of modelling the most efficient way of packing shapes to form a foam.

Sep 02, 2009
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Scientists hope to unlock mysteries of proteins

Proteins, the work-horse molecules necessary for virtually every human action from breathing to thinking, have proved an almost ghostly presence, daring scientists to fully grasp their structure and behavior. Now, physicists ...

Apr 14, 2009
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'Fuzzy logic' reveals cells' inner workings

(PhysOrg.com) -- Living cells are bombarded with messages from the outside world -- hormones and other chemicals tell them to grow, migrate, die or do nothing. Inside the cell, complex signaling networks interpret these cues ...

Apr 03, 2009
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Mars Express zeroes in on erosion features

(PhysOrg.com) -- Mars Express has uncovered geological evidence suggesting that some depositional process, revealed by erosion, has been at work on large scales in the equatorial regions of the planet. If ...

Mar 19, 2009
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New equation of state of seawater

Seawater is a complex, dynamic mixture of dissolved minerals, salts, and organic materials that despite scientists best efforts, presents difficulties in measuring its potential to contain and disperse energy. Like the water ...

Feb 05, 2009
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