Archive: 17/04/2008

Mice Can Sense Oxygen Through Skin

Biologists at the University of California, San Diego have discovered that the skin of mice can sense low levels of oxygen and regulate the production of erythropoietin, or EPO, the hormone that stimulates our bodies to produce ...

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Resolving international copyright

Publishers commonly profit from the creative works of their freelance contributors not only in the traditional print format, but increasingly digitally through websites, databases, and multimedia output and through syndication ...

dateApr 17, 2008 in Other
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Fuzzy logic water quality

A fuzzy logic approach to analyzing water quality could help reduce the number of people in the developing world forced to drink polluted and diseased water for survival. Writing in a forthcoming issue of the International ...

dateApr 17, 2008 in Environment
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Paranal receives new mirror

A 4.1-metre diameter primary mirror, a vital part of the world's newest and fastest survey telescope, VISTA (the Visible and Infrared Survey Telescope for Astronomy) has been delivered to its new mountaintop home at Cerro ...

dateApr 17, 2008 in Astronomy
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Self-repairing materials

Will the day come when cracks in buildings close up without external help and before they get to the stage where they cause damage to the component? This might appear utopia, but it already occurs in nature. When a person ...

dateApr 17, 2008 in Condensed Matter
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