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Science News Archive - June 10, 2009

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Researchers have gained insight on how snakes slither with a simple physics experiment.

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A public transportation assembly in Vienna this week was the stage for the introduction of fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly hybrid buses.

Steelhead trout that are originally bred in hatcheries are so genetically impaired that, even if they survive and reproduce in the wild, their offspring will also be significantly less successful at reproducing.

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An obscure species of beetle has shown how brilliant white paper could be produced in a completely new way.

University of Texas at Austin physicists have created a superconducting lead sheet only two atoms thick, the thinnest such metal layer ever created. Professor Ken Shih and colleagues said the achievement lays the groundwork for future superconductor technologies. To be able to control this material -- to shape it into new geometries -- and explore what happens is very exciting, Shih said.

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Smithsonian Institution scientists say the birds that struck a plane in New York, forcing it into the Hudson River in January, were migratory Canada geese. The researchers said they examined the feather remains from the Jan.

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Smithsonian Institution scientists say the birds that struck a plane in New York, forcing it into the Hudson River in January, were migratory Canadian geese. The researchers said they examined the feather remains from the Jan.

Scientists have used genetic engineering to tame one of the most deadly food poisoning microbes and turn it into a potential new way of giving patients medicine and vaccines in pills rather than injections.

Scientists have used genetic engineering to tame one of the most deadly food poisoning microbes and turn it into a potential new way of giving patients medicine and vaccines in pills rather than injections.

Those unsightly rooftop solar panels — hailed as energy savers but often frowned upon as neighborhood eyesores — may soon become a thing of the past, according to an article scheduled for the June 15 issue of Chemical & Engineering News, ACS’ weekly newsmagazine.

Word of the Day
call-note
  • The call or cry of a bird or other animal to its mate or its young.
'Call-note' is newer than 'bird-call,' which originally referred to 'an instrument for imitating the note of birds' but now also refers to 'the song or cry of a bird.'
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