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Leak-Proof Gel Tank

August 30, 2010 5:03 am | News | Comments

Electronyx gel tanks feature a solid injection molded design that creates a durable, leak-proof tank assembly.

Statistical Sampling Could Protect Food Safety

August 30, 2010 4:54 am | Blogs | Comments

by Tim StudtThe current recall of hundreds of millions of eggs based on a couple of hundred cases of salmonella poisoning (none fatal) reflects on the statistical sampling methods in place to protect the public’s safety. This is also reflected in the large recalls seen throughout the automotive industry from firms that formerly were thought to be ‘good, reliable’ manufacturers like Toyota and others.

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Personal Space Air Bag

August 30, 2010 4:49 am | News | Comments

MIT student has designed a reusable, 700-pound air-bag system that could inflate during launch and landing, deflate for storage purposes, and partially inflate to provide seating while the vehicle is in space.

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Tracing Mars' Atmosphere

August 30, 2010 4:38 am | News | Comments

One of the instruments on a 2016 mission to orbit Mars will provide daily maps of global, pole-to-pole, vertical distributions of the temperature, dust, water vapor and ice clouds in the Martian atmosphere.

Enhanced Laser Mid-IR Spectrometer

August 30, 2010 4:31 am | News | Comments

Block Engineering has launched a family of next-generation, revolutionary spectrometers based on widely tunable quantum cascade lasers (QCLs).

Tuning the Ear’s Sensory Organs

August 30, 2010 4:27 am | News | Comments

Researchers have tracked a cell-to-cell signaling pathway that designates the future location of the ear's sensory organs in embryonic mice.

Walnuts Prevent Skin Cancer in Mice

August 30, 2010 4:24 am | News | Comments

The substances, which occur naturally in grapes, berries, walnuts and a number of other plant-based foods, given in combination, even at low doses, proved protective in mice.

Chemists Develop Light Switch Chloride Binder

August 30, 2010 4:17 am | News | Comments

Chemists have designed a molecule that binds chloride ions- but can be conveniently compelled to release the ions in the presence of ultraviolet light.

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Dash of oregano curbs cow burps

August 27, 2010 12:51 pm | by Futurity | News | Comments

PENN STATE (US)-An oregano-based supplement appears to decrease cow belches, a major source of greenhouse gases. In a series of laboratory experiments and a live animal test, the supplement...

Computer models shake up plate tectonics

August 27, 2010 12:51 pm | by Futurity | News | Comments

CALTECH / U. TEXAS-AUSTIN (US)-New computer algorithms allow for the first time simultaneous modeling of the earth’s mantle flow, large-scale tectonic plate motions, and the behavior...

Baby asteroids make a break for it

August 27, 2010 11:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

U. COLORADO (US)-While the common perception of asteroids is that they are giant rocks lumbering about in orbit, a new study shows they actually are constantly changing “little...

Does breastfeeding lower diabetes risk?

August 27, 2010 11:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

U. PITTSBURGH (US)-Mothers who did not breastfeed their children have significantly higher rates of type 2 diabetes later in life than moms who breastfed, researchers report in the...

Flies check horizon to control altitude

August 27, 2010 9:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

CALTECH (US)-Airborne fruit flies use horizontal landmarks-not the ground beneath them-to regulate altitude, researchers have discovered. This mechanism for controlling altitude-in which...

Stretched polymer snaps back smaller

August 27, 2010 9:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

DUKE (US)-Crazy Bands are cool because no matter how long they’ve been stretched around a kid’s wrist, they return to their original shape. But when chemists stretch a springy...

Genomes of ultra-social ants sequenced

August 27, 2010 7:51 am | by Futurity | News | Comments

NYU (US)-Scientists have at last sequenced the entire genome of two very different species of ant. The insights gleaned from the genetic blueprints are already yielding clues to their...

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