Archive: 24/11/2005

Airborne Mites

Aerosol particles influence atmospheric chemistry, climate, and human health They are tiny and very finely dispersed and play important roles for our climate and health. We are talking about aerosol particles, airborne droplets ...

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Christmas surname subject of DNA research

Oxford University researchers in Britain want to use DNA testing to find out if those with the rare surname of "Christmas" all descend from a single male.

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Stunning photo previews the death of our Sun

A beautiful image has been released today by the Gemini Telescope showing the death of a star (planetary nebula M2-9) as it transforms from a regular star to a white dwarf.

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Doing the tango improves the aging brain

The sultry moves of Argentine tango dancing can help the aging brain. McGill researchers have discovered that the fancy footwork required to perform the tango bolsters brainpower and improves balance.

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Bush's space plan said in danger

A large deficit in NASA's troubled shuttle program threatens President Bush's space exploration plan, it was reported Thursday.

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Neutrons, the Spies of the Nanoworld

A new kind of neutron/X-ray reflectometer called "N-REX +" has been inaugurated by the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research in Stuttgart and the Technical University of Munich today at the research neutron source Heinz ...

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U.S. EPA helps to clean Beijing air

U.S.-supported Chinese scientists have outlined strategies to dramatically reduce emissions of greenhouse gases and other air pollutants in Beijing. The recommendations come in preparation for the 2008 Summer Olympics.

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