Archive: 2/04/2007

Counting heads or measuring space?

Bacteria can “talk” to each other: by using signal substances they inform their neighbours as to whether or not it is worth switching certain genes on or off. This communication between bacterial cells is essential for ...

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ESA prepares for a human mission to Mars

Starting in spring next year, a crew of six will be sent on a 500 day simulated mission to Mars. In reality the crew will remain in a special isolation facility in Russia. To investigate the psychological and medical aspects ...

dateApr 02, 2007 in Space Exploration
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Bird holds distance record

A little godwit is in a class by herself -- not nearly extinct but No. 1 for longest recorded non-stop flight for her trip from New Zealand to North Korea.

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Researchers predict 'nanobattery' performance

Researchers at Delft University of Technology can predict how nanostructuring – the extreme reduction of structure – will affect the performance of Li-ion batteries. The nanostructuring of battery materials is likely ...

dateApr 02, 2007 in Nanophysics
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