Archive: 16/05/2008

Strange star stumps astronomers

An obese oddball of a star has left astronomers wondering how it could have formed. Dr David Champion and his colleagues at CSIRO’s Australia Telescope National Facility publish their findings about the star today in the ...

dateMay 16, 2008 in Astronomy
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A baseball cap that reads your mind

It looks like an ordinary baseball cap. But when you put it on, the cap detects and analyzes the electroencephalogram (EEG) signals from your brain. It can even tell you if you’re getting too sleepy when driving based on ...

dateMay 16, 2008 in Engineering
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Novel enzyme inhibitor paves way for new cancer drug

Combining natural organic atoms with metal complexes, scientists at The Wistar Institute have developed a new type of enzyme inhibitor capable of blocking a biochemical pathway that plays a key role in cancer development.

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Weather, waves and wireless: Super strength signalling

A new study from the University of Leicester has discovered a particular window of time when mobile signals and radio waves are ‘super strength’ – allowing them to be clearer and travel greater distances, potentially ...

dateMay 16, 2008 in Telecom
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Precision control of movement in robots

A research team from the Department of Electricity and Electronics at the University of the Basque Country’s Faculty of Science and Technology in Leioa, Spain, led by Victor Etxebarria, is investigating the characteristics ...

dateMay 16, 2008 in Engineering
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