Archive: 20/10/2008

Shoe scanner set to make travel safer

( -- An engineer at the University of Manchester has developed a prototype scanner that could be used to detect explosives and weapons hidden in the shoes of travellers.

dateOct 20, 2008 in Engineering
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Flying Underwater, Staying Dry

Rutgers physical oceanographer Scott Glenn and his students are flying a submersible robot glider, the Scarlet Knight, across the Atlantic – very slowly, underwater, and without getting wet.

dateOct 20, 2008 in Engineering
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Molecule stops DNA replication in its tracks

( -- When a dividing cell duplicates its genetic material, a molecular machine called a sliding clamp travels along the DNA double helix, tethering the proteins that perform the replication. Researchers from the ...

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German spectrometer flies to the Moon

India’s first mission to the Moon, Chandrayaan-1, is scheduled to take off from the Satish Dhawan Space Centre on the south-eastern coast of India on Wednesday, October 22nd, at 3.00 CEST. The German science and technology ...

dateOct 20, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Space tech helps to find natural resources

Using space-based technology developed during ESA's gravity mission studies, a novel gradiometer is being developed by a UK-based company to help oil and gas companies find the most appropriate locations to drill wells and ...

dateOct 20, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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