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2008-07-07 13:26:54

A new analysis indicates that birds don't fly alone when migrating at night. Some birds, at least, keep together on their migratory journeys, flying in tandem even when they are 200 meters or more apart. The study, from researchers at the University of Illinois and the Illinois Natural History Survey, appears this month in Integrative and Comparative Biology. It is the first to confirm with statistical data what many ornithologists and observers had long suspected: Birds fly together in loose...

2008-06-30 18:02:10

MONTVALE, N.J., June 30, 2008 (PRIME NEWSWIRE) -- Ivivi Technologies, Inc. (Nasdaq:IVVI), a leader in non-invasive, electroceutical(r) therapy systems designed to enhance the body's natural anti-inflammatory response, today announced that the Cleveland Clinic, in Westin, Florida, has released the results of its double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled and prospective clinical trial (EFFECT trial) utilizing the Company's proprietary targeted pulsed electromagnetic field (tPEMF(tm))...

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2008-06-12 13:15:00

Answers may be hidden in the tropopause, 32,000 to 56,000 feet highScientists are deploying an advanced research aircraft to study a region of the atmosphere that influences climate change by affecting the amount of solar heat that reaches Earth's surface.Findings from the project, based at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) in Boulder, Colo., will be used by researchers worldwide to improve computer models of global climate in preparation for the next report by the...

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2008-01-11 15:20:00

NASA will return to Mercury for the first time in almost 33 years on January 14, 2008, when the MESSENGER spacecraft makes its first flyby of the Sun's closest neighbor, capturing images of large portions of the planet never before seen. The probe will make its closest approach to Mercury at 2:04 p.m. EST that day, skimming 200 kilometers (124 miles) above its surface. This encounter will provide a critical gravity assist needed to keep the spacecraft on track for its 2011 orbit insertion...

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2007-05-01 15:35:10

NASA's New Horizons spacecraft has provided new data on the Jupiter system, stunning scientists with never-before-seen perspectives of the giant planet's atmosphere, rings, moons and magnetosphere. These new views include the closest look yet at the Earth-sized "Little Red Spot" storm churning materials through Jupiter's cloud tops; detailed images of small satellites herding dust and boulders through Jupiter's faint rings; and of volcanic eruptions and circular grooves on the planet's...

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2007-01-09 10:19:18

On Monday, NASA selected for concept study development two proposals for future robotic missions to Mars. These missions would increase understanding of Mars' atmosphere, climate and potential habitability in greater detail than ever before. In addition, NASA will fund a U.S. scientist to participate in a proposed European Mars mission, as well as fund instrument technology studies that could lead to further contributions to future Mars missions. "These mission selections represent...

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2006-11-01 03:30:00

Pasadena, CA. "” One day, humans will land on Mars, and when they do, a message will be waiting for them. In 2007, The Planetary Society will send a specialized silica-glass DVD to Mars aboard Phoenix, NASA's newest Scout mission, led by Principal Investigator Peter Smith at the University of Arizona. The disk, which is attached to the deck of the Phoenix lander, will include "Visions of Mars," a collection of 19th and 20th century stories, essays, and art inspired by the Red Planet....

2005-11-28 16:57:56

Recent studies conducted at the San Francisco VA Medical Center suggest two possible mechanisms for the widely recognized link between depression and adverse outcomes in patients with coronary heart disease: lack of adherence to medication regimens and increased levels of norepinephrine, a stress hormone. "Patients with depression are more likely to suffer heart attacks and heart failure, and more likely to die of heart disease, and no one knows why," notes Mary Whooley, MD, a staff...

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2004-12-02 08:00:00

The rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been exploring the surface of Mars for nearly a year. Principal investigator for the science package on the Mars Exploration Rovers, Steve Squyres, talks about the future of the Spirit rover and what has been learned so far from its exploration of Gusev Crater. Astrobiology Magazine -- The rovers Spirit and Opportunity have been exploring the surface of Mars for nearly a year. Among their many discoveries, the rovers have found evidence that liquid water...