Archive: 20/12/2006

What light from yonder neutron breaks?

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and four universities have made the first experimental observation of rare particles of light emitted during the radioactive decay of the neutron, a key ...

dateDec 20, 2006 in General Physics
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Researcher turns turkey away from the dark side

"White meat or dark?" That question, now as much a part of holiday traditions as rum and eggnog, will be asked again and again at dinner tables this Christmas, as carving knifes prepare to slice into the bird's crisp skin.

dateDec 20, 2006 in Other
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New ergonomic backpack lightens the load

An MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) biomechanics expert has invented an ergonomic backpack that uses rubber bands to reduce the effects of heavy loads on shoulders and joints and permits wearers to run more comfortably ...

dateDec 20, 2006 in Other
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Oldest animal fossils may have been giant bacteria

The oldest-known animal eggs and embryos, whose first pictures made the cover of Nature in 1998, were so small they looked like bugs – which, it now appears, they may have been.

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