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News | Archive (17 January 2011)

Archived news stories published on 17 January 2011 [chronologically, reverse order]
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Satellite helps make transportation of dangerous waste safer
Satellite helps make transportation of dangerous waste safer — A new tracking system is making use of satellite navigation data to ensure safe roads in Europe. Developed by an Italian…
Hubble telescope snaps images of a nebula within a cluster
Hubble telescope snaps images of a nebula within a cluster — The unique planetary nebula NGC 2818 is nested inside the open star cluster NGC 2818A. Both the cluster and the nebula reside…
Five years of Mainz technology on Mars
Five years of Mainz technology on Mars — On 4 January 2004, NASA's rover 'Spirit' landed safely on Mars after a seven-month voyage through space. Three weeks later,…
IBM Research creates microscope with 100 million times finer resolution than current MRI
IBM Research creates microscope with 100 million times finer resolution than current MRI — IBM Research scientists, in collaboration with the Centre for Probing the Nanoscale at Stanford University, have demonstrated…

Choosing organic milk could offset effects of climate change

— 15:07 GMT | Environment

Wetter, cooler summers can have a detrimental effect on the milk we drink, according to new research published by Newcastle University…

Essential oil pill prevents PMS

— 15:04 GMT | Health

A pill containing a mix of essential oils has been shown to significantly reduce the symptoms of premenstrual syndrome (PMS). Researchers writing in BioMed Central's open access journal Reproductive Health tested the tablets by carrying out a randomised, controlled trial in 120 women…

Big breakfast bunkum

— 15:01 GMT | Health

Does eating a big breakfast help weight loss or is it better to skip breakfast altogether? Available information is confusing but new research published in BioMed Central's open access journal Nutrition Journal clears a path through these apparently contradictory reports…

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