Archive: 22/01/2007

Fingerprint Matching Techniques Need Reform

Fingerprint matches -- key to fighting international terrorism and keeping criminals off the street -- are no longer foolproof, warns a law professor at the University of California, Davis.

dateJan 22, 2007 in Other
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Nanoscale 'Egg' Kills Tumor Cells with Platinum

Researchers at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology have developed a nanoscale “egg” that could safely deliver platinum, a known anticancer agent, to tumor cells. Tests with this nanoscale egg, which has ...

dateJan 22, 2007 in Bio & Medicine
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Stephen Smale awarded Wolf Prize in mathematics

Stephen Smale, a Fields Medalist and a major contributor to many fields of mathematics, has received the prestigous Wolf Foundation Prize in Mathematics. Smale proved, among other things, that a sphere can be turned inside ...

dateJan 22, 2007 in Mathematics
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Algae Toxin Identification Unravels Fish-Kill Mystery

A team of researchers from the Hollings Marine Laboratory in Charleston, S.C., has uncovered a subtle chemical pathway by which normally inoffensive algae, Pfiesteria piscicida, can suddenly start producing a lethal toxin. ...

dateJan 22, 2007 in
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