Archive: 10/12/2007

Hot spot on Enceladus causes plumes

Enceladus, the tiny satellite of Saturn, is colder than ice, but data gathered by the Cassini-Huygens Mission to Saturn and Titan has detected a hot spot that could mean there is life in the old moon after all. In fact, for ...

dateDec 10, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Scientists sort cells with beams of light

Separating out particular kinds of cells from a sample could become faster, cheaper and easier thanks to a new system developed by MIT researchers that involves levitating the cells with light.

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The most wonderful time of the year?

While the day after Thanksgiving has been the unofficial holiday-shopping kickoff since the 1920s, shoppers this autumn may have found Christmas ornaments displayed not far from the Halloween costumes. The Berkeleyan spoke ...

dateDec 10, 2007 in Other
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New research promises personalized dietary guidelines

Better diets for fighting diabetes, obesity and heart disease may soon be only a finger-prick away. By analyzing the unique metabolic changes in an individual’s body, researchers hope to develop more personalized dietary ...

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Wind power explored off California's coast

In many ways, wind energy seems an ideal energy source. Fields of mighty turbines spinning in rhythm could harness carbonless power and shuttle it off to homes and industries. But questions remain about the feasibility of ...

dateDec 10, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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Researchers developed a quantum 'light switch'

Infinitely secure cryptography that renders any computer unhackable. Computers that can solve the structure of a complicated protein at the drop of a hat. Programs to decrypt complicated enemy secrets. Optical data connections ...

dateDec 10, 2007 in General Physics
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