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Colonization of Mars might be microbes away

Tiny rock-eating microbes could mine precious extraterrestrial resources from Mars and pave the way for the first human colonists. Just don't expect them to transform the red planet's surface into a new Earth ...

Sep 10, 2010
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Tracking viruses back in time

How long have viruses been around? No one knows. Scientists at Portland State University have begun taking the first steps toward answering this question.

Sep 06, 2010
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Nano-sand to improve lotions and cosmetics

South Australian researchers have invented and patented a new technology for delivering cosmetics and drugs to the skin. They are using nanoparticles of silica (essentially sand) to create longer lasting cosmetics ...

Jul 05, 2010
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Rare earth metal enhances phosphate glass

(PhysOrg.com) -- Adding cerium oxide to phosphate glass rather than the commonly used silicate glass may make glasses that block ultraviolet light and have increased radiation damage resistance while remaining colorless, ...

Dec 15, 2009
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