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Physics - 25.01.2010
Team using Subaru Telescope makes major discovery
Princeton - Princeton First finding as part of new research collaboration An international team of scientists that includes an astronomer from Princeton University has made the first direct observation of a planet-like object orbiting a star similar to the sun.

Physics - Chemistry - 25.01.2010
Levitating magnet may yield new approach to clean energy
The Levitated Dipole Experiment (LDX) reactor is housed inside a 16-foot-diameter steel structure in a building on the MIT campus that also houses MIT’s other fusion reactor, a tokamak called Alcator C-mod.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 22.01.2010
New research suggests that near-Earth encounters can ‘shake’ asteroids and opens the door to field of asteroid seismology
MIT - MIT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — For decades, astronomers have analyzed the impact that asteroids could have on Earth.

Physics - Chemistry - 22.01.2010
Unusual snail shell could be a model for better armor
MIT - MIT New insights about a tiny snail that lives on the ocean floor could help scientists design better armor for soldiers and vehicles, according to MIT researchers.

Health - Physics - 22.01.2010
New ‘nanoburrs’ could add to arsenal of therapies against heart disease
MIT - MIT CAMBRIDGE, Mass. — Researchers at MIT and Harvard Medical School have built targeted nanoparticles that can cling to artery walls and slowly release medicine, an advance that potentially provides an alternative to drug-releasing stents in some patients with cardiovascular disease.

Physics - 22.01.2010
MIT Energy Conference: March 5 and 6
MIT - MIT The fifth annual MIT Energy Conference, March 5-6, 2010, will bring together leaders in the fields of technology, policy, industry and finance to find opportunities, pathways and solutions to solving the world’s biggest energy problems.

Life Sciences - Physics - 20.01.2010
NSF grant to launch world's first open-source genetic parts production facility
San Francisco - Berkeley With seed money from the National Science Foundation (NSF), bioengineers from the University of California, Berkeley, and Stanford University are ramping up efforts to charac

Physics - Law - 19.01.2010
Charles Townes honored during celebration of laser's 50th birthday
Charles Townes honored during celebration of laser's 50th birthday
We have a lot for which to thank Charles Townes, UC Berkeley professor emeritus of physics and 1964 Nobel Laureate in physics.

Physics - Chemistry - 19.01.2010
  Mit künstlichen Biomolekülen zum Nanodraht
Zurich - University of Zurich Die Universität Zürich geht in der Entwicklung auf dem Gebiet der Nanotechnologie neue Wege.

Physics - Business / Economics - 18.01.2010

Physics - 18.01.2010
McGill Expert: Magnitude 6.0 quake hits Guatemala coast
Montreal - McGill Story: A magnitude 6.0 earthquake hit Guatemala's Pacific coast near the border with El Salvador, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

Pharmacology - Physics - 18.01.2010
Attacking the lifeline of tumour cells
Attacking the lifeline of tumour cells
A Finnish-Swiss team cracks the atomic structure of a major cancer drug target Researchers at Biomedicum Helsinki, Finland, and the Paul Scherrer Institute (PSI) in Villigen, Switzerland, have determined the crystal structure of the ligand-binding domain of a vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptor in complex with one of its ligands (VEGF-C).

Physics - Chemistry - 14.01.2010
Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Huygens Titan touchdown
Celebrating the fifth anniversary of Huygens? Titan touchdown 14 January 2010 Five years ago today, ESA‘s Huygens probe descended to the surface of Titan, Saturn's largest moon. Today planetary scientists from around the world have gathered in Barcelona to discuss the legacy of Huygens and to consider future Titan exploration missions.

Health - Physics - 12.01.2010
Startup at UCLA tech incubator to begin clinical trials for wireless body-monitoring system
MediSens Wireless, a startup company in UCLA's on-campus technology incubator at the California NanoSystems Institute, has obtained approval under federal Food and Drug Administration guidelines to b

Physics - Event - 10.01.2010
New Year’s Honours for Imperial staff
New Year’s Honours for Imperial staff
New Year?s Honours for Imperial staff Three leading figures recognised for contributions to science %0A " Monday 11 January 2010 By Abigail Smith The contributions to science and science communication of three leading figures at Imperial have been recognised in the 2010 New Year's Honours.

Chemistry - Physics - 10.01.2010
Quantum Computer Calculates Exact Energy of Molecular Hydrogen
Cambridge, Mass. January 10, 2010 - In an important first for a promising new technology, scientists have used a quantum computer to calculate the precise energy of molecular hydrogen.

Environment - Physics - 08.01.2010
LANL announces top 10 science stories of 2009
LANL announces top 10 science stories of 2009
Top 10 Laboratory science stories of 2009 based on global viewership of online media content and major programmatic milestones. Los Alamos achievements from supercomputing to biofuels Los Alamos, New Mexico, January 8, 2010—Los Alamos National Laboratory has identified the Top 10 Laboratory science stories of 2009 based on global viewership of online media content and major programmatic milestones.

Physics - Health - 07.01.2010
UCLA’s California NanoSystems Institute welcomes new startup to incubator space
Aneeve Nanotechnologies LLC has been selected to work in the UCLA on-campus Technology Incubator Program at the California NanoSystems Institute.

Physics - 06.01.2010
Massive Stars: Good Targets for Planet Hunts, Bad Targets for SETI
Boston - Harvard Most searches for planets around other stars, also known as exoplanets, focus on Sun-like stars.

Physics - 06.01.2010
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Boston - Harvard Most searches for planets around other stars, also known as exoplanets, focus on Sun-like stars.

Physics - Environment - 03.01.2010
Spectacular Mars images reveal evidence of ancient lakes
Spectacular Mars images reveal evidence of ancient lakes
Spectacular Mars images reveal evidence of ancient lakes Images reveal that Mars had lakes approvimately 3 billion years ago, which was a time previously thought too cold to sustain them %0A " Imperi

Earth Sciences - Physics - 23.12.2009
Sun and moon trigger deep tremors on San Andreas Fault
BERKELEY — The faint tug of the sun and moon on the San Andreas Fault stimulates tremors deep underground, suggesting that the rock 15 miles below is lubricated with highly pressurized water that allows the rock to slip with little effort, according to a new study by University of California, Berkeley, seismologists.

Physics - Mathematics - 22.12.2009

Earth Sciences - Physics - 18.12.2009
Five UC Berkeley academics among new AAAS fellows
BERKELEY — Four University of California, Berkeley, faculty members, plus an educator with the campus's Museum of Paleontology, have been named fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), the largest general scientific society in the world.

Physics - 17.12.2009
A star is born – Europe's Herschel space observatory captures the birth of stars
A star is born – Europe’s Herschel space observatory captures the birth of stars
A star is born ? Europe's Herschel space observatory captures the birth of stars First science results released from the Herschel Space Observatory %0A " Adapted from a press release issued by the Sc

Physics - Environment - 17.12.2009
Colliding auroras produce an explosion of light, UCLA scientists report
A network of ground-based cameras deployed around the Arctic in support of NASA's THEMIS mission has made a startling discovery about the aurora borealis, commonly known as the Northern Lights.

Physics - Health - 17.12.2009
UCLA nanosystems institute, Japan’s NOF Corp. to collaborate on drug-delivery research
"CNSI is committed to strong and productive collaborations with industry," said Paul S. Weiss, CNSI director and UCLA's Fred Kavli Chair in Nanosystems Sciences.

Physics - 16.12.2009
Astronomers Find Super-Earth Using Amateur, Off-the-Shelf Technology
Boston - Harvard Astronomers announced today that they have discovered a "super-Earth" orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth.

Physics - 16.12.2009
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Boston - Harvard Astronomers announced today that they have discovered a "super-Earth" orbiting a red dwarf star 40 light-years from Earth.

Physics - Earth Sciences - 16.12.2009
Study: Earth's polar ice sheets vulnerable to even moderate global warming
Princeton - Princeton An additional 2 degrees of global warming could commit the planet to 6 to 9 meters (20 to 30 feet) of long-term sea level rise A new analysis of the geological record of the Ear

Life Sciences - Physics - 10.12.2009
UCLA researchers engineer bacteria to turn carbon dioxide into liquid fuel
In a new approach, researchers from the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have genetically modified a cyanobacterium to consume carbon dioxide and produce the liquid fuel isobutanol, which holds great potential as a gasoline alternative.

Physics - Chemistry - 09.12.2009
New silicon-germanium nanowires could lead to smaller, more powerful electronic devices
Microchip manufacturers have long faced challenges miniaturizing transistors, the key active components in nearly every modern electronic device, which are used to amplify or switch electronic signals.

Physics - Environment - 07.12.2009
Life on Mars theory boosted by new methane study
Life on Mars theory boosted by new methane study
Life on Mars theory boosted by new methane study Scientists rule out the possibility that methane is delivered by meteorites into the Martian atmosphere %0A " For Immediate Release: Tuesday 8 Decembe

Life Sciences - Physics - 03.12.2009
From the solar system to the cell membrane: Royal Society funds new research fellowships at Imperial
From the solar system to the cell membrane: Royal Society funds new research fellowships at Imperial
From the solar system to the cell membrane: Royal Society funds new research fellowships at Imperial Imperial early researchers receive a career boost, thanks to Royal Society Research Fellowships

Physics - Veterinary Science - 03.12.2009
NASA’s WISE infrared satellite to reveal new galaxies, stars, asteroids
An unmanned NASA satellite will soon survey the entire sky to discover millions of uncharted stars and galaxies, asteroids, and planetary "construction zones," providing valuable new information on our solar system, the Milky Way and the universe.

Mathematics - Physics - 30.11.2009
Imperial's Shaw Prize winner talks about life as a mathematics researcher
Imperial’s Shaw Prize winner talks about life as a mathematics researcher
Imperial's Shaw Prize winner talks about life as a mathematics researcher An interview with Imperial's Professor Simon Donaldson %0A " By Danielle Reeves Tuesday 1 December 2009 Simon Donaldson , Pro

Physics - Health - 29.11.2009
Lab receives $25,000 for Math and Science Academy from Chevron Energy Technology Company
Lab receives $25,000 for Math and Science Academy from Chevron Energy Technology Company
Academy program for teachers is demonstrating improvements in math proficiency scores among students Los Alamos, New Mexico, November 30, 2009—Los Alamos National Laboratory (LANL) recently acc

Physics - History / Archeology - 27.11.2009
UCL podcast: What does science get from art?
UCL podcast: What does science get from art?
?Galileo, Galileo? is a UCL project that has given three artists the opportunity to produce astronomy-inspired work.

Environment - Physics - 25.11.2009
Living buildings could mop up carbon dioxide
Living buildings could mop up carbon dioxide
Architecture could help us tackle climate change, if we start to design our buildings with ?living? materials, according to Dr Rachel Armstrong, UCL Bartlett School of Architecture.

Health - Physics - 25.11.2009
Engineers, doctors at UCLA develop novel material that could help fight arterial disease
A fortuitous discovery that grew out of a collaboration between UCLA engineers and physicians could potentially offer hope to the nearly 10 million Americans who suffer from peripheral arterial disease.

Physics - Chemistry - 24.11.2009
Chemists get custom-designed microscopic particles to self-assemble in liquid crystal
"We're learning the rules about how these lithographic particles self-assemble," said Thomas G. Mason, a UCLA professor of chemistry and physics and a member of the California NanoSystems Institute at UCLA.

Physics - Health - 22.11.2009
Lookman and Moore named 2009 LANL Fellows Prize recipients
Lookman and Moore named 2009 LANL Fellows Prize recipients
Prizes signify exemplary science research and leadership Los Alamos, New Mexico, November 23, 2009—Commendations for exemplary scientific research and leadership have been bestowed upon Los Ala

Physics - Mechanical Engineering - 18.11.2009
UM Engineers Receive a Grant to Support Research of Hypersonic Materials and Structures
November 19, 2009 — Coral Gables — The University of Miami (UM) College of Engineering has been awarded a grant totaling $421,000 over five years from the newly established National Hyper

Physics - Health - 18.11.2009
Nanoparticles used in common household items cause genetic damage in mice
Titanium dioxide nanoparticles, found in everything from cosmetics and sunscreen to paint and vitamins, caused systemic genetic damage in mice, according to a comprehensive study conducted by researchers at UCLA's Jonsson Comprehensive Cancer Center. The UCLA study is the first to show that the nanoparticles had such an effect, said senior study author Robert Schiestl, UCLA professor of pathology, radiation oncology and environmental health sciences and a Jonsson Cancer Center scientist.

Health - Physics - 18.11.2009
UCLA researchers create ’fly paper’ to capture circulating cancer cells
These cells, known as circulating tumor cells, or CTCs, can provide critical information for examining and diagnosing cancer metastasis, determining patient prognosis, and monitoring the effectiveness of therapies.

Physics - History / Archeology - 16.11.2009
Swift response reveals most distant object in universe
Swift response reveals most distant object in universe
Space scientists from UCL helped build part of a satellite that has detected the most distant and ancient object in the known universe.

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