Archive: 01/02/2009

Life without plastic

Amid a recent flurry of worrisome reports about plastic, a simple question came up: Could we live without it? Could my typical family - a mom, a dad, a 3-year-old girl and a 7-month-old boy - put aside the very material of ...

Jan 02, 2009
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Using light to move and trap DNA molecules

(PhysOrg.com) -- A major goal of nanotechnology research is to create a "lab on a chip," in which a tiny biological sample would be carried through microscopic channels for processing. This could make possible ...

Jan 02, 2009
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Reality gets hyperlinked

(PhysOrg.com) -- European researchers can now attach hyperlinks to pictures you take using your mobile phone. It offers the prospect of new ways to discover, engage and navigate your surroundings. You wake ...

Jan 02, 2009
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Scientists Extend the Lifetime of Quantum Memory

(PhysOrg.com) -- Storing and sending information using quantum phenomena is one of the hottest areas of research today; scientists across the globe are investigating how to make quantum communication possible for real-life ...

Jan 02, 2009 feature
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Aquaculture's growth seen as continuing

Aquaculture production of seafood will probably remain the most rapidly increasing food production system worldwide through 2025, according to an assessment published in the January 2009 issue of BioScience. The assessment, by Jam ...

Jan 02, 2009
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High numbers of right whales seen in Gulf of Maine

A large number of North Atlantic right whales have been seen in the Gulf of Maine in recent days, leading right whale researchers at NOAA's Northeast Fisheries Science Center (NEFSC) to believe they have identified ...

Jan 02, 2009
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Gene by gene, scientists dig for the triggers

James Thomson knew that to send a cell back to its past was no trivial matter. Like generations of biologists, the University of Wisconsin-Madison stem cell pioneer had been taught that development was a one-way street; it ...

Jan 02, 2009
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