Technology monitors myriad molecules

A U.S. scientist has created a computer chip consisting of thousands of electrodes yielding molecules that bind to receptor sites.

Warming oceans may diminish length of day

German scientists say a redistribution of ocean waters caused by global warming will likely affect the Earth's rotation and the length of days.

Whooping crane population gets vital boost

A spate of recent egg hatchings at Maryland's Patuxent Wildlife Research Center is giving new hope for the dwindling global population of whooping cranes.

Students Develop New Ways to Produce Renewable Fuels

There is a frenzied push in the United States to find alternative fuels and to reduce the emission of greenhouse gases. At North Carolina State University, even student researchers have caught the alternative fuels bug. And ...

Tropical plants go with the flow ... of nitrogen

Tropical plants are able to adapt to environmental change by extracting nitrogen from a variety of sources, according to a new study that appears in the May 7 early online edition of The Proceedings of the National Academy ...

New technique will produce a better chromosome map

Researchers at the University of Illinois have developed a simple and economical technique for imaging and mapping fruit fly chromosomes. This new approach will enable them to construct the first accurate map of the chromosomes ...

Windows Live Hotmail Hits the Streets

After more than two years in development and testing by some 20 million beta testers globally, Microsoft will launch Windows Live Hotmail, the successor to MSN Hotmail, in 36 languages across the world May 7.

Chandra sees brightest supernova ever

The brightest stellar explosion ever recorded may be a long-sought new type of supernova, according to observations by NASA's Chandra X-ray Observatory and ground-based optical telescopes. This discovery indicates that violent ...

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