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2011-05-30 06:10:00

Technology developed with ESA funding and drawing on long-running research aboard the International Space Station is opening up a new way to keep hospital patients safe from infections.

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2011-03-22 10:05:00

After a hibernation of about six months, the framing cameras on board NASA's Dawn spacecraft have again ventured a look into the stars.

2010-12-08 21:36:47

Researchers from the Max Planck Institute for Marine Microbiology in Bremen, Germany and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (M.I.T.) in Cambridge, Massachusetts have found a remarkable effect while studying how marine particles sink, which could affect the way scientists assess global carbon fluxes.

2010-10-26 07:00:00

SEATTLE, Oct. 26 /PRNewswire/ -- Isilon® (Nasdaq: ISLN) today announced that the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Biology (MPI) has deployed Isilon scale-out storage to help power its leading-edge research in ecology and genetics.

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2010-10-05 06:05:00

Scientists from Germany and Canada announced on Monday a partnership to establish a research center for the study of quantum physics.

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2010-07-01 10:55:00

Max Planck researchers have uncovered an ingenious evolutionary trick: a signaling chain is allocated several functions, enabling optimal adaptation to environmental conditions.

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2010-06-22 14:26:00

EU citizens should be able to determine for themselves under which national law they want to bequeath their estate.

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2010-06-22 12:10:21

Until recently, the disastrous scale of the threat posed by salmon farms to the fauna and National Park of the Aysén region of southern Chile was entirely unknown.

2010-04-22 11:32:40

The Large Binocular Telescope (LBT) partners in Germany, the U.S.A. and Italy are pleased to announce that the first of two new innovative near-infrared cameras/spectrographs for the LBT is now available to astronomers for scientific observations at the telescope on Mt. Graham in south-eastern Arizona.


Word of the Day
upstander
  • A person who stands up for something, as contrasted to a bystander who remains inactive.
  • One of the upright handlebars on a traditional Inuit sled.
The word 'upstander' in the first sense here is a play on the word 'bystander' and the idea of 'standing up' for something.