Archive: 5/11/2008

Completely novel action of insulin unveiled

A PhD student at Sydney's Garvan Institute of Medical Research has uncovered an important piece in the puzzle of how insulin works, a problem that has plagued researchers for more than 50 years. This finding brings us one ...

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Could life have started in a lump of ice?

The universe is full of water, mostly in the form of very cold ice films deposited on interstellar dust particles, but until recently little was known about the detailed small scale structure. Now the latest quick freezing ...

dateNov 05, 2008 in General Physics
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Nighttime tornadoes are worst nightmare

( -- A new study by Northern Illinois University scientists underscores the danger of nighttime tornadoes and suggests that warning systems that have led to overall declines in tornado death rates might not be ...

dateNov 05, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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The overall channels of the lightning discharges

A new narrowband radio interferometer system has been developed for continuous observation of various processes of a lightning discharge at a time resolution of one microsecond. By using this system, a cloud-to-ground lightning ...

dateNov 05, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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