Archive: 03/08/2010

Marine Pied Piper leads Nemo astray

The growing amount of human noise pollution in the ocean could lead fish away from good habitat and off to their death, according to new research from a UK-led team working on the Great Barrier Reef.

dateAug 03, 2010 in Ecology
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Emotions help animals to make choices

To understand how animals experience the world and how they should be treated, people need to better understand their emotional lives. A new review of animal emotion suggests that, as in humans, emotions may tell animals ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Plants & Animals
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Selenium makes more efficient solar cells

Call it the anti-sunscreen. That's more or less the description of what many solar energy researchers would like to find -- light-catching substances that could be added to photovoltaic materials in order to convert more ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Nanomaterials
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Faster DNA analysis at room temperature

DNA microarrays are one of the most powerful tools in molecular biology today. The devices, which can be used to probe biological samples and detect particular genes or genetic sequences, are employed in everything from forensic ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Analytical Chemistry
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Saudi Arabia orders Blackberry ban starting Friday

(AP) -- Saudi Arabia is ordering its mobile operators to halt BlackBerry services throughout the kingdom this week, heightening tensions between device maker Research in Motion Ltd. and governments demanding greater access ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Business
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Gender-bias impacts women physicists

While some might argue that the lack of women in physics is down to personal choice or perhaps even biological determinism, Amy Bug, a physicist at Swarthmore College, Pennsylvania, USA instead claims it could be due to small, ...

dateAug 03, 2010 in Social Sciences
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