Archive: 17/02/2011

Back to the roots of the solar system

(PhysOrg.com) -- Planets form in disks of dust and gas that surround young stars. A look at the birth places means a journey into the past of the earth and its siblings. Now, astronomers have been able to obtain detailed ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Astronomy
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Venom of marine snails provide new drugs

Baldomero Olivera studies chemical compounds found in the venoms of marine cone snails, a potential source of powerful, yet safe and effective drugs. He will discuss the development of Prialt - an FDA-approved drug for intractable, ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Number one rules in nature: study

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers from The Australian National University have used a long-forgotten mathematical rule to reveal that in nature the number one dominates, as well as detect natural events like earthquakes for the ...

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Mathematics
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Mitigation measures undersold: study

The Federal Government should increase its climate change mitigation target to account for cheap land-based carbon offsets, according to the author of a new report from The Australian National University.

dateFeb 17, 2011 in Environment
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