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Volume 5, Number 9
February 27, 2006

Physical sciences and technology

Supernovae
Deep-ultraviolet optical lithography
Astrobiology
Experimental tests of relativity
Increasing ocean acidification
Hurricanes and climate change
Magnetar gamma-ray flare
High-energy galactic gamma ray source
Fuel cells
Extrasolar planets
Large Hadron Collider
Neutron electric dipole measurement
Gravitational wave search
Nanoelectronics
Quantum dots
Molecular computers
Quantum computers
Quantum cryptography
Quantum entanglement
Gamma-ray bursts
Carbon nanotubes
Stellar generation of silicate dust
Hydrogen storage
Escape of information from black holes
Mini robots

Life sciences

Avian flu
Cancer
Animal culture
Asexual reproduction
Diabetes
Ghrelin and memory
Autism
Pleistocene humans
Biological differences between male and female brains
Cellular molecular clock
Cell survival in low-oxygen conditions
Molecular control of synapse formation
Deep undersea archaea
Swarming behavior
3D visual perception
Periodontal disease and diabetes
Neanderthals
Evolutionary origins of vertebrates
First cell division of an embryo Difference between male and female immune systems
Caspases and apoptosis
Stimulating immune response
Genes affecting cell growth and division
Periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease
Stem cells
Speciation and natural selection
Alzheimer's disease
Protein-interaction database
Molecular evolution of proteins
TNF and the innate immune response
AIDS
Memory priming


Supernovae

References:
  1. February 20, 2006 - Stellar Sound Waves Set Off Supernovas
Background


Deep-ultraviolet optical lithography

References:
  1. February 20, 2006 - I.B.M. Researchers Find a Way to Keep Moore's Law on Pace
  2. February 20, 2006 - Computer chips can get smaller, cheaper than first thought
  3. February 21, 2006 - Microchips to shrink even further
Background


Astrobiology

References:
  1. February 20, 2006 - Search for alien life challenges current concepts, says U. of Colorado prof. - also here, here
Background


Experimental tests of relativity

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Testing times for Einstein's theory
Background


Increasing ocean acidification

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Oceans May Soon Be More Corrosive Than When The Dinosaurs Died - also here, here, here
Background, Background


Hurricanes and climate change

References:
  1. June 21, 2008 - Cyclones? Don't blame climate change
Background


Magnetar gamma-ray flare

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Rare Gamma-ray Flare From A Distant Star Disturbs Earth's Daytime Ionosphere - also here
Background


High-energy galactic gamma ray source

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Galactic Center Found To Glow Unevenly
Background


Fuel cells

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Methanol fuel cell thru nano
  2. February 23, 2006 - Mixed Conductor Ceria Proven As Excellent Catalyst For Fuel Cell Anodes - also here
  3. February 24, 2006 - New perspective on leaky membrane extends fuel cell run time
Background


Extrasolar planets

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - NASA's Spitzer Makes Hot Alien World the Closest Directly Detected
Background


Large Hadron Collider

References:
  1. February 22, 2006 - Physicists Step Closer To Understanding Origin Of The Universe - also here, here
Background


Neutron electric dipole measurement

References:
  1. February 22, 2006 - Pear-shaped particles probe big-bang mystery
Background


Gravitational wave search

References:
  1. February 22, 2006 - LIGO Kicks into High Gear for Gravitational-Wave Search with 18-Month Observation Run
Background


Nanoelectronics

References:
  1. February 22, 2006 - Engineers Tackle Nanoelectronics Roadblocks
Background


Quantum dots

References:
  1. February 22, 2006 - Neurosurgeon Makes Quantum Leap on Nano-Level
  2. February 23, 2006 - Nanoscience Study Shows That Quantum Dots 'Talk' - also here, here, here
Background


Molecular computers

References:
  1. February 22, 2006 - Computing with Enzymes
  2. February 23, 2006 - Enzyme computer could live inside you
Background


Quantum computers

References:
  1. February 22, 2006 - Quantum computer works best switched off
  2. February 22, 2006 - The computer that works when it's idle
  3. February 23, 2006 - Quantum Computer Solves Problem, Without Running - also here, here, here
  4. February 24, 2006 - U. of I. computer takes quantum leap and works when it's asleep
  5. February 24, 2006 - Quantum computing in free-fall
Background


Quantum cryptography

References:
  1. February 23, 2006 - New Technique Uses Photons, Physics To Foil Codebreakers - also here, here, here, here
Background


Quantum entanglement

References:
  1. February 23, 2006 - Entanglement heats up
Background


Gamma-ray bursts

References:
  1. February 23, 2006 - Scientists Detect New Kind of Cosmic Explosion
  2. February 23, 2006 - Astronomers Agog Over Stellar Explosion
  3. February 23, 2006 - NASA Detects 'Totally New' Mystery Explosion Nearby
  4. February 24, 2006 - Supernova comes with 'peculiar' gamma-ray burst
  5. February 24, 2006 - Astronomers ponder weird cosmic burst
  6. February 27, 2006 - New Kind of Cosmic Explosion Detected
Background


Carbon nanotubes

References:
  1. February 23, 2006 - Making safer carbon nanotubes
  2. February 24, 2006 - Detection Of DNA On Nanotubes Offers New Sensing, Sequencing Technologies - also here, here, here
Background


Stellar generation of silicate dust

References:
  1. February 23, 2006 - Stardust Factory Solves 25-year-old Mystery of Impossible Dust
Background


Hydrogen storage

References:
  1. February 24, 2006 - Organic Hydrogen Storage
Background


Escape of information from black holes

References:
  1. February 25, 2006 - Hitching a Ride Out of a Gluttonous Black Hole
  2. March 2, 2006 - Retrieving data from a black hole
Background


Mini robots

References:
  1. February 26, 2006 - Mini Robots To Undertake Major Tasks? - also here, here, here
Background


Avian flu

References:
  1. February 20, 2006 - Bird flu discovered in India
  2. February 20, 2006 - Bird flu here to stay?
  3. February 21, 2006 - Study: Containment can't stop flu pandemic
  4. February 21, 2006 - New Study Questions Pandemic Containment Plan
  5. February 26, 2006 - China warns of widespread outbreaks of bird flu
Background


Cancer

References:
  1. February 20, 2006 - Ovarian Cancer Responds To Aspirin Derivative With Chemo - also here
  2. February 20, 2006 - High Risk Of Breast Cancer Associated With Genetic Variation In Leptin And Its Receptor - also here
  3. February 24, 2006 - Ginkgo Biloba Extract: More Than Just For Memory? - also here, here
  4. February 24, 2006 - Cancer vaccine may be possibility
  5. February 24, 2006 - 'Virus chip' detects new virus in prostate tumors - also here
  6. February 24, 2006 - Virus Found in Prostate Cancer Patients
Background


Animal culture

References:
  1. February 20, 2006 - Great apes found to be rich in culture
  2. February 21, 2006 - Gorillas also have culture
  3. February 21, 2006 - Gorillas Get Civilized
Background


Asexual reproduction

References:
  1. February 20, 2006 - Sex, Cleaner Of Genomes
Background


Diabetes

References:
  1. February 20, 2006 - Pig cells 'may reverse diabetes'
  2. February 21, 2006 - Research Offers Hope To Increase Islet Supply To Cure Type 1 Diabetes
  3. February 21, 2008 - Seaweed bubbles may fight diabetes
  4. February 27, 2006 - Porcine Islets Offer Promise For Human Diabetic Patients
Background


Ghrelin and memory

References:
  1. February 20, 2006 - Hunger pangs 'may trigger memory'
  2. February 23, 2006 - Learning And Memory Stimulated By Gut Hormone - also here
Background


Autism

References:
  1. February 20, 2006 - Bright autistic kids 'misunderstood'
Background


Pleistocene humans

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - New Analysis of Chinese Fossil Provides Clearer Picture of Pleistocene Humans
Background


Biological differences between male and female brains

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Gene linked to increased risk of Parkinson's in men
  2. February 21, 2006 - Sex on the brain
  3. February 21, 2006 - Thinking 'Bout Sex
  4. February 22, 2006 - Male Gene May Explain Higher Incidence Of Parkinson's In Men - also here
Background


Cellular molecular clock

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Clock Molecule's Sensitivity To Lithium Sheds Light On Bipolar Disorder - also here
Background


Cell survival in low-oxygen conditions

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Second Low-oxygen Pathway Hints At Cancer, Cardiovascular Disease Physiology - also here
Background


Molecular control of synapse formation

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Researchers Find Molecule That May Hold Key To Learning And Memory - also here, here
Background


Deep undersea archaea

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Undersea microbes active but living on the slow side - also here
Background


Swarming behavior

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Modeling Swarm Behavior
Background


3D visual perception

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Humans ignore motion and other cues in favor of a fictional stable world
Background


Periodontal disease and diabetes

References:
  1. February 21, 2006 - Obesity is a significant predictor of periodontal disease
Background


Neanderthals

References:
  1. February 22, 2006 - Better bone dates reveal bad news for Neanderthals
  2. February 23, 2006 - Neanderthals ousted quicker than we think
  3. February 23, 2006 - Better carbon dating revises some history
Background


Evolutionary origins of vertebrates

References:
  1. February 22, 2006 - See Squirt Evolve
  2. February 23, 2006 - Scientists Reveal Ancient Origin Of Vertebrate Skeleton In Unlovable Lamprey - also here
Background


First cell division of an embryo References:
  1. February 22, 2006 - Scientists identify embryonic cell gene
Background


Difference between male and female immune systems

References:
  1. February 22, 2006 - Sexual differences in immune response appear at puberty
Background


Caspases and apoptosis

References:
  1. February 23, 2006 - Proteins Are Key To Cell Death In Heart Disease, Stroke And Degenerative Conditions - also here, here
Background


Stimulating immune response

References:
  1. February 23, 2006 - New Study Shows Antibody-interleukin Complexes Stimulate Immune Responses - also here, here
Background


Genes affecting cell growth and division

References:
  1. February 23, 2006 - Genes Involved In Cell Growth And Cell Division Identified - also here
Background


Periodontal disease and cardiovascular disease

References:
  1. February 23, 2006 - Study Shows Relationship Between Oral And Cardiovascular Health - also here
Background


Stem cells

References:
  1. February 23, 2006 - Man-made prostate created by women - also here
Background


Speciation and natural selection

References:
  1. February 24, 2006 - New Evidence That Natural Selection Is A General Driving Force Behind The Origin Of Species - also here, here
  2. March 6, 2006 - In support of natural selection
Background


Alzheimer's disease

References:
  1. February 24, 2006 - A Better Tool To Study Role Of Iron In Alzheimer's, Parkinson's - also here
  2. February 25, 2006 - Hope for early Alzheimer's test
Background


Protein-interaction database

References:
  1. February 24, 2006 - Huge protein-interaction database could save lives
  2. March 1, 2006 - Largest Study Of Human 'Interactome' Reveals A Novel Way to Find Disease Targets - also here, here
Background


Molecular evolution of proteins

References:
  1. February 24, 2006 - Intelligently Designed Molecular Evolution - also here, here, here
Background


TNF and the innate immune response

References:
  1. February 24, 2006 - Infection 'Alarm' Yields Clues To Immune System Behavior - also here
Background


AIDS

References:
  1. February 26, 2006 - 'DNA target' to block HIV found
Background


Memory priming

References:
  1. February 26, 2006 - Memory aided by meaning
Background


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