Archive: 07/06/2007

When is a worm not a worm? When it’s a jellyfish...

One of the world’s strangest creatures has found its long-lost kin. Oxford University scientists have discovered that an extremely rare gutless worm is related to sea anemones and jellyfish, rather than ...

Jul 06, 2007 4.7 / 5 (26) 0

Team builds viruses to combat harmful 'biofilms'

In one of the first potential applications of synthetic biology, an emerging field that aims to design and build useful biomolecular systems, researchers from MIT and Boston University are engineering viruses ...

Jul 06, 2007 4.5 / 5 (11) 0

Eurobot makes a splash

Many of the best-loved science fiction movies show intelligent robotic servants working alongside their masters. Fiction is rapidly becoming fact as European engineers develop increasingly sophisticated machines ...

Jul 06, 2007 4.1 / 5 (13) 0