Archive: 27/06/2007

Neutron stars join the black hole jet set

NASA’s Chandra X-ray Observatory has revealed an X-ray jet blasting away from a neutron star in a binary system. This discovery may help astronomers understand how neutron stars as well as black holes can generate powerful ...

dateJun 27, 2007 in Astronomy
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Pairing nanoparticles with proteins

In groundbreaking research, scientists have demonstrated the ability to strategically attach gold nanoparticles -- particles on the order of billionths of a meter -- to proteins so as to form sheets of protein-gold arrays.

dateJun 27, 2007 in Bio & Medicine
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Female iguanas pay high costs to choose a mate

Picking a mate isn’t easy—if you are a female iguana. In a study published in the June 27th issue of the online, open-access journal PLoS ONE, Maren Vitousek of Princeton University and colleagues found that female Galápagos ...

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Several tons of uranium and a town called Colonie

Recent research by the Department of Geology at University of Leicester, and at the British Geological Survey aims to improve understanding of how depleted uranium particulate behaves in the environment. PhD research student ...

dateJun 27, 2007 in Environment
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Tasmanian Tiger Extinction Mystery

A University of Adelaide project led by zoologist Dr Jeremy Austin is investigating whether the world-fabled Tasmanian Tiger may have survived beyond its reported extinction in the late 1930s.

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