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Science Scanner: Need a Bone? Just Print One!

Posted November 30th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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If someone told you they’d created a material  that looks and feels like bone on an ink-jet printer, you’d probably laugh. But researchers at  Washington State University have done just that.  The researchers used a 3D printer to create a bone-like material and structure that they say can be used in applications such as orthopedic procedures, […]

Science Scanner: Now, Why Did I Come In Here Again?

Posted November 23rd, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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Do you ever leave a room to get an item or take care of a task in another room, but forget what you came for once you get to the other room? It turns out walking through a doorway may be to blame for this memory lapse. At least that’s what a Notre Dame University […]

Scientists Propose New Search for Extra-terrestrial Life

Posted November 21st, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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An international team of scientists is about to embark on a unique search for life on planets far beyond our solar system. So far, astronomers have found 702 planets outside of our solar system and that number is expected to reach several thousand or more within the next few years. As the list of newly […]

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Fatherhood Helps Men Break Bad Habits

Posted November 18th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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Becoming a father can help men break some nasty habits. A new long-term study in the Journal of Marriage and Family found significant decreases in crime, tobacco and alcohol use after men became fathers for the first time. The 19-year study involved more than 200 males, between the ages of 12 to 31, who lived  […]

Science Scanner: It’s a Go – New Crew Members Make it to ISS

Posted November 16th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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Putting recent technical setbacks and the subsequent grounding of its spacecraft fleet behind it, the Russian space program resumed shuttling personnel and supplies to the International Space Station. A Soyuz TMA-22 spacecraft carrying the three newest members of the ISS crew launched from the Baikonur Cosmodrome in Kazakhstan on Monday, Nov. 14, at 0414 UTC. […]

NASA Doubtful ‘Killer’ Solar Flare Will Destroy Earth

Posted November 14th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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O.K. ladies and gentlemen,  we’ve addressed the topic of solar flares, coronal mass ejections and other aspects of solar weather several times in the past.  And we get great comments and questions from you about this, too. So here’s another post with a good answer to the nagging question;  will Earth be destroyed by a […]

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2010 Global Carbon Dioxide Levels Hit Record High

Posted November 11th, 2011 at 11:30 pm (UTC+0)
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New US government data indicates that 2010 was by far, a record year for global Carbon-Dioxide emissions. Every year around October 28, a part of Tom Boden’s job is to enter new data taken from global and national estimates of carbon emissions due to fossil-fuel combustion and cement manufacturing into a US Government database/dataset that […]

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Science Scanner: Asteroid Narrowly Misses Earth

Posted November 9th, 2011 at 8:26 pm (UTC+0)
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A lot of folks on Earth breathed a collective sigh of relief when an asteroid, the size of an aircraft carrier, sailed past us without causing any harm. Yesterday, Nov. 8, 2011 at approximately 2328 UTC, the asteroid 2005 YU55 came within 324,604.685 kilometers of Earth, making it the biggest asteroid in 35 years to […]

Measles Could Open Door to New Cancer Treatments

Posted November 7th, 2011 at 8:17 pm (UTC+0)
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The discovery of  how measles spreads could lead to promising new approaches in treating cancer, according to a new study published in Nature. Measles – the leading cause of death among young children, according to the World Health Organization -  is commonly spread through coughing or sneezing. Scientists say this method of transmission explains why […]

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$10 Million Prize Offered for Quick, Cheap Genetic Test

Posted November 4th, 2011 at 10:30 pm (UTC+0)
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Ten million dollars is up for grabs to the first team of scientists which can accurately sequence the genetic code of 100 centenarians within 30 days, and do it for up to $1,000 per person. The huge monetary prize is offered by the X PRIZE Foundation,which seeks to encourage “radical breakthroughs for the benefit of […]

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