Archive: 23/08/2007

Astronomers find gaping hole in the Universe

University of Minnesota astronomers have found an enormous hole in the Universe, nearly a billion light-years across, empty of both normal matter such as stars, galaxies and gas, as well as the mysterious, unseen “dark ...

dateAug 23, 2007 in Astronomy
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New cancer weapon: nuclear nanocapsules

Rice University chemists have found a way to package some of nature's most powerful radioactive particles inside DNA-sized tubes of pure carbon -- a method they hope to use to target tiny tumors and even lone leukemia cells.

dateAug 23, 2007 in Bio & Medicine
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New Nano-Sensor Can Detect Asthma Symptoms

A sensor developed at the University of Pittsburgh could strip the element of surprise from some asthma attacks by detecting one before its onset. Fitted in a hand-held device, the tiny sensor provides people who have asthma ...

dateAug 23, 2007 in Bio & Medicine
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Pioneering tests on odors from plastic water pipe

“Fruity plastic” may seem like a connoisseur’s description of the bouquet of a bottle of Chardonnay or Merlot gone bad. However, that was among several uncomplimentary terms that a panel of water “sensory experts” ...

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