Brightsurf Science News & Current Events

August 26, 2007
Ancient sandal print uncovered near Sea of Galilee
Archaeologists have discovered a footprint made by the sandal of a Roman soldier in a wall surrounding the Hellenistic-Roman city of Hippos (Sussita), east of the Sea of Galilee.

Photon-transistors for the supercomputers of the future
Scientist from the Niels Bohr Institute at University of Copenhagen and from Harvard University have worked out a new theory which describe how the necessary transistors for the quantum computers of the future may be created.

Human derived stem cells can repair rat hearts damaged by heart attack
When human heart muscle cells derived from embryonic stem cells are implanted into a rat after a heart attack, they can help rebuild the animal's heart muscle and improve function of the organ, scientists report in the September issue of Nature Biotechnology.

Minimum information standards -- all for 1 and 1 for all
Three papers published by EMBL scientists and their collaborators will make it much easier to share and compare information from large-scale proteomics data.

UCLA study shows adverse effects of air pollution on births in Los Angeles County
Women who lived in regions with high carbon monoxide or fine-particle levels -- pollution caused mainly by vehicle traffic -- were approximately 10 to 25 percent more likely to have a preterm baby than women who lived in less polluted areas.

Stevens experts LIVE! from the Bottom of New York Harbor
Three maritime science experts from Stevens Institute of Technology will join forces with the River Project, Saturday, Sept.15, 2007, to explore life underwater in New York State's newest estuarine sanctuary, the 'lands underwater' of Hudson River Park.

International study strengthens case for daily calcium pill
A landmark study by University of Western Sydney researchers has found people over 50 who take calcium supplements suffer fewer fractures and enjoy a better quality of life.

When is a stem cell not really a stem cell?
Working with embryonic mouse brains, a team of Johns Hopkins scientists seems to have discovered an almost-too-easy way to distinguish between is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to