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  • Discovery in how HIV thwarts the body’s natural defense
    By on November 21, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    Natural killer cells are major weapons in the body’s immune system. They keep the body healthy by knocking off tumors and cells infected with viruses, bombarding them with tiny lethal pellets. But natural killer cells are powerless against HIV, a fact that has bedeviled science for over 20 years.


  • Researchers Claim “Effectively Perfect” Spam Blocking Discovery
    By on January 25, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    A team of computer scientists from the International Computer Science Institute in Berkeley, CA are claiming to have found an “effectively perfect” method for blocking spam. The new system deciphers the templates a botnet is using to create spam and then teaches filters what to look for. “The system … works by exploiting a trick that spammers use to defeat email filters. As spam is churned out, subtle changes are typically incorporated into the (more…)

  • Nasa puts Discovery space shuttle up for sale for ?17.7m
    By on January 19, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    It is the perfect gift for the man, or woman, who has everything, and it has been heavily discounted.


  • X-ray voted most important modern discovery
    By on November 4, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    The X-ray has been voted the most important modern discovery by participants in a Science Museum poll.


  • Surprise Discovery In Earth’s Upper Atmosphere
    By on September 12, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    elyons sends word out of UCLA of a completely unexpected discovery in the physics of the Sun-Earth interaction — a previously unknown basic mode of energy transfer from the solar wind to the Earth’s magnetosphere. “‘It’s like something else is heating the atmosphere besides the sun. This discovery is like finding it got hotter when the sun went down,’ said Larry Lyons, UCLA professor of atmospheric and oceanic sciences. ‘We all have thought (more…)