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Volume 1, Number 2
January 14, 2002

Testing general relativity
Stopping light
Cloning
Mathematical study of vision
Early star formation
Gamma ray bursts
Cosmic rays and black holes
Carbon nanotubes
Extrasolar planets
Planetary formation
Alzheimer's disease
Chromosome segregation in cell division
Remote control of DNA transcription
Galaxy clusters
Stem cells
Central region of the Milky Way
Milky Way structure
Proteomics of yeast
Suppression of bacterial communication
Origins of abstract thought
Genetic regulation of natural pain-killer
Earth's core


Testing general relativity

References:
  1. January 8, 2002 - Cool laser puts special relativity to the test
Background


Stopping light

References:
  1. January 2, 2002 - Slowing and Storing Light in a Solid
  2. January 7, 2002 - Storing Light In A Solid Material: Another First
  3. January 8, 2002 - Solid stops light
  4. January 12, 2002 - Crystal Stops Light in Its Tracks
  5. January 15, 2002 - Crystal catches light pulses
Background


Cloning

References:
  1. January 3, 2002 - Making Pigs More Like People
  2. January 9, 2002 - Researchers Successfully Clone First Knockout Miniature Swine
  3. January 11, 2002 - Cause of sick clones contested
Background


Mathematical study of vision

References:
  1. January 7, 2002 - Hallucinations Lead To Insight Into The Visual Brain
Background


Early star formation

References:
  1. January 8, 2002 - Hint of Earliest Stars: Greatest Fireworks Ever Still Beyond View
  2. January 9, 2002 - "Missing" light analysis reveals violent early Universe
  3. January 10, 2002 - The Universe is turquoise, say astronomers
  4. January 10, 2002 - Stars Stole the Show in Early Universe
  5. January 11, 2002 - Astronomers Determine The Color Of The Universe
  6. January 11, 2002 - The colour of the cosmos
  7. January 11, 2002 - What colour is the Universe?
  8. January 18, 2002 - Stellar "Fireworks Finale" Came First In The Young Universe
Background


Gamma ray bursts

References:
  1. January 8, 2002 - New Technique Estimates Distances to Elusive Gamma-Ray Bursts
Background


Cosmic rays and black holes

References:
  1. January 8, 2002 - Observatory could detect hidden dimensions
  2. January 11, 2002 - Black Holes from Heaven
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. January 8, 2002 - Physics Research Suggests It Might Be Possible To Lengthen Battery Life
  2. January 9, 2002 - Carbon Nanotubes Could Lengthen Battery Life
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. January 8, 2002 - First image of extrasolar "planet" captured
  2. January 8, 2002 - Planet Found Around Giant Star Gives Clues to Earth's Fate
  3. January 9, 2002 - Exoplanet Snapshot Within Reach?
  4. January 10, 2002 - Planet found circling dying star
  5. January 16, 2002 - Looking at Extrasolar Planets By Direct Observation
Background


Planetary formation

References:
  1. January 8, 2002 - Four star system gives planetary timescale
  2. January 8, 2002 - 'Failed star' delights astronomers
  3. January 10, 2002 - Planetesimals May Be Forming Around Sun-Like Star
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. January 8, 2002 - Scientist Finds Genetic Clues To Alzheimer's
Background


Chromosome segregation in cell division

References:
  1. January 8, 2002 - Proteins Needed To Ensure Accurate Chromosome Copies
Background


Remote control of DNA transcription

References:
  1. January 9, 2002 - Scientists plan remote control for genes
Background


Galaxy clusters

References:
  1. January 9, 2002 - Cosmic Bubbles Containing Magnetic Fields May Shape Galaxy Clusters
  2. January 9, 2002 - Possible Origin Of Magnetic Fields In Space Uncovered
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. January 9, 2002 - Stem Cells' Promise for Parkinson's
  2. January 10, 2002 - Blood Stem Cells Carry Targeted Genes
  3. January 10, 2002 - Putting Genes In Stem Cells To Activate Immune System
Background


Central region of the Milky Way

References:
  1. January 9, 2002 - Where The Action Is: Heart of Milky Way Unveiled
  2. January 10, 2002 - New Observations Illuminate the Middle of the Milky Way
  3. January 10, 2002 - Hubbub at galactic hub
  4. January 10, 2002 - Sharpest-Ever Look At The Heart Of The Milky Way
  5. January 10, 2002 - Explaining The Origin Of X-Ray Ridge In Milky Way
  6. January 11, 2002 - Chandra Reveals Features of 30-year Galactic Mystery
  7. January 11, 2002 - X-rays Highlight Galaxy's Center
Background


Milky Way structure

References:
  1. January 10, 2002 - Milky Way's halo not so smooth
  2. January 11, 2002 - New Star Structures Found In The Milky Way Alter Galactic Model
Background


Proteomics of yeast

References:
  1. January 10, 2002 - Proteome reveals promiscuity
Background


Suppression of bacterial communication

References:
  1. January 11, 2002 - Seaweed inspires antibacterial
Background


Origins of abstract thought

References:
  1. January 11, 2002 - Ancient Engravings Push Back Origin of Abstract Thought
  2. January 11, 2002 - Art history doubles
  3. January 11, 2002 - Ancient Art From a Modern Human
  4. January 14, 2002 - Abstract Engravings Show Modern Behavior Emerged Earlier Than Previously Thought
Background


Genetic regulation of natural pain-killer

References:
  1. January 11, 2002 - Identification of Pain Gene Hints at Novel Approach to Treatment
  2. January 11, 2002 - Protein Could Be Used To Raise The Pain Threshhold
  3. January 15, 2002 - DREAM raises pain relief hopes
Background


Earth's core

References:
  1. January 12, 2002 - Earth's inner core could include silicon
Background


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