Archive: 20/07/2009

Promising new treatment for Alzheimer's suggested

Research carried out at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has resulted in a promising approach to help treat Alzheimer's disease in a significant proportion of the population that suffers from a particularly rapid development ...

dateJul 20, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Car horns warn against natural disasters

In the past, sirens howled to warn the population against floods, large fires or chemical accidents. Today, however, there is no extensive warning system in Germany, as most sirens were dismantled after the Cold War. Researchers ...

dateJul 20, 2009 in Engineering
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US energy use drops in 2008

Americans used more solar, nuclear, biomass and wind energy in 2008 than they did in 2007, according to the most recent energy flow charts released by the Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. The nation used less coal ...

dateJul 20, 2009 in Energy & Green Tech
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Testing relativity in the lab

Even Albert Einstein might have been impressed. His theory of general relativity, which describes how the gravity of a massive object, such as a star, can curve space and time, has been successfully used to predict such astronomical ...

dateJul 20, 2009 in General Physics
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