New technology detects chemical weapons in seconds

Scientists at Queen's University Belfast are developing new sensors to detect chemical agents and illegal drugs which will help in the fight against the threat of terrorist attacks.

Adobe to offer Flash to iPhone developers

(AP) - Adobe Systems says developers for Apple's iPhone will be able to use its video-enabling software, Flash, to create applications for the device for the first time.

Enhanced stem cells promote tissue regeneration

MIT engineers have boosted stem cells' ability to regenerate vascular tissue (such as blood vessels) by equipping them with genes that produce extra growth factors (naturally occurring compounds that stimulate tissue growth). ...

Searching for Alien Life, on Earth

If you spend an afternoon walking along the muddy shore of Mono Lake, with the eastern flank of the Sierra Nevada mountains looming majestically in the background, you’ll no doubt discover, as others have before, that it ...

Breaking Down the Barrier for Smaller, Faster Electronic Devices

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of international researchers is the first to uncover the chemical composition and structure of a microelectronics element that is vital to producing ever smaller - and, thus, cheaper and faster - devices.

What spooks the stock market in October?

(PhysOrg.com) -- October ushers in the fourth quarter, falling leaves, football and in some, now infamous, years, financial meltdowns. Is the tenth month of the year more prone to stock market crashes than others? Economics ...

Alfalfa sprouts hold the line on meandering streams (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Sinuous, meandering streams produce diverse and wildlife-rich habitats and are the aim of many river restoration efforts, but until now, the bank, water flow and sediment conditions required to form and maintain ...

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