Archive: 08/03/2007

Gamma-Ray Burst Challenges Theory

In a series of landmark observations gathered over a period of four months, NASA's Swift satellite has challenged some of astronomers' fundamental ideas about gamma-ray bursts (GRBs), which are among the most extreme events ...

dateMar 08, 2007 in Astronomy
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Hydrogel particles pave way for new bedside diagnostics

MIT researchers have created an inexpensive method to screen for millions of different biomolecules (DNA, proteins, etc.) in a single sample--a technology that could make possible the development of low-cost clinical bedside ...

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Robot Salamander May Give Evolution Clues

A group of European researchers has developed a spinal cord model of the salamander and implemented it in a novel amphibious salamander-like robot. The robot changes its speed and gait in response to simple electrical signals, ...

dateMar 08, 2007 in Robotics
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Top 10 Materials Moments in History Announced

More than 4,200 materials science and engineering professionals from 68 countries attended the TMS 2007 Annual Meeting & Exhibition in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 25-March 1, as the results of voting among the scientific community ...

dateMar 08, 2007 in Condensed Matter
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Scientists discover new marine species in eastern Pacific

Smithsonian scientists have discovered a biodiversity bounty in the Eastern Pacific—approximately 50 percent of the organisms found in some groups are new to science. The research team spent 11 days in the Eastern Pacific, ...

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