Archive: 15/02/2007

Peering into the Pillars of Creation

A new look at the famous "Pillars of Creation" with NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has allowed astronomers to peer inside the dark columns of gas and dust. This penetrating view of the central region of the Eagle Nebula ...

dateFeb 15, 2007 in Astronomy
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Quantum effects writ large

A team of physicists from Rice University, Rutgers University, and the Max Planck Institute for Chemical Physics of Solids in Dresden, Germany, this week reports in the journal Science the discovery of surprising quantum ...

dateFeb 15, 2007 in General Physics
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Stem cells determine their daughters' fate

From roundworm to human, most cells in an animal's body ultimately come from stem cells. When one of these versatile, unspecialized cells divides, the resulting "daughter" cell receives instructions to differentiate into ...

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Verizon, Samsung Introduce SCH-u740

Yesterday Verizon Wireless and Samsung announced the availability of the SCH-u740 -- a slim, sleek and stylish messaging device with a dual-hinge. The handset's unique design allows for communications options both vertically ...

dateFeb 15, 2007 in Consumer & Gadgets
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Rats' senses a whisker away from humans

The sophisticated way in which rats use their whiskers in their surrounding environments show significant parallels with how humans use their fingertips, according to new research carried out at the University of Sheffield.

dateFeb 15, 2007 in Other
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