Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 24, 2007
AASM encourages those student-athletes at risk for developing osa to visit a sleep clinic
More research is emerging that sheds light on a serious problem affecting student-athletes nationwide: the number of children and teens who are considered obese is rising dramatically.

Einstein researchers use novel approach to uncover genetic components of aging
People who live to 100 or more are known to have just as many -- and sometimes even more -- harmful gene variants compared with younger people.

Social parasites of the smaller kind
Cooperation is widespread in the natural world but so too are cheats -- mutants that reap the benefits of others' cooperative efforts.

Los Angeles enjoying 1,000-year seismic lull
The Los Angeles basin appears to be in a seismic

Quantum light beams good for fast technology
Australian and French scientists have made another breakthrough in the technology that will drive next generation computers and teleportation.

Monkeys use 'baby talk' to interact with infants
Female rhesus monkeys use special vocalizations while interacting with infants, the way human adults use motherese, or

Awards to be presented at 2007 Aircraft Technology Integrations and Operations Conference
The American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) announces three awards to be presented at the 7th Aviation Technology Integrations and Operations Conference, Sept.

New link between estrogen and breast cancer
The female sex hormone estrogen turns on a gene linked to breast cancer, according to new research by Brisbane scientists.

Aggressive bees may track future of flying robots
Angry bees that fly like mini-missiles could map the futures of unmanned aircraft and planetary explorer robots, thanks to new University of Queensland research backed by the Queensland government.

Scientists and physicians explore the coming of nanobiotechnology
The North Carolina Biotechnology Center, the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and Carolinas Medical Center are hosting

Software coordinates 19 mirrors, focuses James Webb Space Telescope
Scientists and engineers have created and successfully tested a set of algorithms and software programs which are designed to enable the 19 individual mirrors comprising NASA's powerful James Webb Space Telescope to function as one very sensitive telescope.

Explosive crystal
Wolfgang Beck, Thomas Klapƶtke and their team report in the journal ZAAC - Journal of Inorganic and General Chemistry that the orthorhombic crystals of mercury fulminate consist of separate, nearly linear Hg(CNO)2 molecules.

Giant panda can survive
The giant panda is not at an

Bench-to-bedside look at MSC research at Case Western Reserve conference in Cleveland
Researchers from 22 countries will come to Cleveland for a bench to bedside examination of the developing research of mesenchymal stem cells from regenerative medicine and stem cell research to therapeutics in patient care.

EURYI highlight: Young researcher looks for scientific basis of human social behaviour
Humans are social animals even more than was thought, including those suffering from autism and conditions that make it hard to relate to others.

Highly sensitive weather radar a gain for climate research
TU Delft has taken the

TAU researchers discover correlation between birth month and short-sightedness
Does a summertime baby mean a myopic child?
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