Archive: 02/03/2014

Advertisers look with empathy into your front room

Technology is under development to enable advertisers to target products not just at a broad group of people that might be watching a certain type of programme but at specific households and even individuals.

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Internet
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Growing a business, from the lab

In the early 1990s, MIT researcher Shuguang Zhang, then an MIT postdoc, stumbled upon peptides that could self-assemble into nanostructures, creating three-dimensional environments for cell culturing. It ...

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Biotechnology
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The mathematics of chlamydia's spread

(Phys.org) —It sounds an unlikely pairing: using maths to combat the spread of a sexually transmitted disease that can lead to infertility, but a group of mathematicians has delivered a solution that enables ...

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Mathematics
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How smartphones help find avalanche victims

Not a winter goes by without an avalanche incident. In the search for those buried beneath the snow, every second counts. Now smartphones equipped with functions of an avalanche transceiver should help locate ...

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Engineering
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A safer recipe for primordial soup

Researchers have published a simpler, safer method for conducting Miller-Urey origin of life experiments—which may still yield new insight about how life began on Earth.

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Biochemistry
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