Archive: 09/03/2012

Transcription runs like clockwork

(Phys.org)—It's not just a few key genes and proteins that cycle on and off in humans in a 24-hour circadian pattern as the sun rises and falls. Thousands of genes in organs throughout the body show predictable daily fluctuations, ...

Sep 03, 2012
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"Intelligent" windows in our future

Windows are a high-tech venture. Empa researcher Matthias Koebel's "Winsmart" project has garnered the attention of EU experts, recently being recognized as the best in its class and receiving about €3.8 ...

Sep 03, 2012
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Turbulence ahead

Although the wind may blow smoothly onto a wind turbine, it comes out the other end shredded into a complex collage of whorls, large and small. In a wind farm, the turbulent wake generated by the first row ...

Sep 03, 2012
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The Kuiper Belt at 20

Planetary science is celebrating the 20th anniversary of the discovery of the Kuiper Belt. That came in 1992, when the first Kuiper Belt Object (KBO) was discovered.

Sep 03, 2012
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Inside the hidden web

Looking for information? Google it, right? Maybe not. Senior Lecturer in the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASS) Maureen Henninger is helping journalists, writers and information knowledge management ...

Sep 03, 2012
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Planning tools for maritime shipping

As global flows of goods continue to rise, the demand also rises for available port-related capacity and the logistics that goes along with it. This is true for new seaports in planning and existing ones, ...

Sep 03, 2012
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How do political parties influence you?

When U.S. President Barack Obama declared his support for same-sex marriage on May 9 of this year, the Twitterverse went into overdrive. Social media analysts reported that Twitter saw 1.6 million #gaymarriage ...

Sep 03, 2012
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