Archive: 02/01/2008

Chemists track how drug changes, blocks flu virus

An anti-virus drug attacks influenza A by changing the motion and structure of a proton channel necessary for the virus to infect healthy cells, according to a recently published research paper by two Iowa ...

Feb 01, 2008 4.5 / 5 (6) 0

Using flower power to fight foot woes

A common flower that helps wipe out garden insects has also shown promise in eradicating stubborn warts, according to preliminary research presented by podiatrist Tracey Vlahovic at the American Academy of Dermatology’s ...

Feb 01, 2008 3.8 / 5 (6) 0

Journey to Saturn From Your Computer

Want a peek at Saturn as seen from space? A new interactive 3-D viewer that uses a game engine and allows users to travel to Saturn and see it the way the Cassini spacecraft sees it is now online at http://saturn.jpl.nasa.gov/multimedia/CASSIE ...

Feb 01, 2008 4.2 / 5 (12) 0

Smart advertising

If an advert is to have any effect, as many people as possible must see it. A special technique enables analysts to predict which people will pass which billboards, and how often. This makes it possible to ...

Feb 01, 2008 2 / 5 (2) 1

Electricity from a thin film

Teams of researchers all over the world are working on the development of organic solar cells. The Fraunhofer Institute for Solar Energy Systems ISE in Freiburg is presenting avenues towards industrial mass ...

Feb 01, 2008 4.5 / 5 (30) 0