Archive: 19/12/2008

How to fight malaria by changing the environment

( -- Modifying the environment by using everything from shovels and plows to plant-derived pesticides may be as important as mosquito nets and vaccinations in the fight against malaria, according to a computerized ...

dateDec 19, 2008 in Environment
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Solving the mysteries of metallic glass

( -- Researchers at MIT have made significant progress in understanding a class of materials that has resisted analysis for decades. Their findings could lead to the rapid discovery of a variety of useful new ...

dateDec 19, 2008 in Condensed Matter
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Computing in a molecule

( -- Over the last 60 years, ever-smaller generations of transistors have driven exponential growth in computing power. Could molecules, each turned into miniscule computer components, trigger even greater growth ...

dateDec 19, 2008 in Nanophysics
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Abrupt climate shifts may move faster than thought

The United States could suffer the effects of abrupt climate changes within decades—sooner than some previously thought--says a new government report. It contends that seas could rise rapidly if melting of polar ice continues ...

dateDec 19, 2008 in Environment
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ALMA observatory equipped with its first antenna

High in the Atacama region in northern Chile, one of the world's most advanced telescopes has just passed a major milestone. The first of many state-of-the-art antennas has just been handed over to the Atacama Large Millimeter/submillimeter ...

dateDec 19, 2008 in Space Exploration
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