Archive: 09/06/2007

New system helps aircraft avoid turbulence

A new turbulence detection system now being tested is successfully alerting pilots to patches of rough air as they fly through clouds. The system, designed by the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) ...

dateSep 06, 2007 in Engineering
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Scientists Engineer 'Pumped-Up' Materials

Robots with 'roid rage? Responsive prosthetics leading to the Six Million Dollar Man or the Bionic Woman? North Carolina State University scientists have devised new materials that aim to put some serious muscle behind robots ...

dateSep 06, 2007 in Condensed Matter
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TEAM Project Achieves Microscopy Breakthrough

The highest-resolution images ever seen in (S)TEM electron microscopy have been recorded using a new instrument developed jointly by U.S. Department of Energy national laboratories, FEI Company and CEOS GmbH, in Heidelberg, ...

dateSep 06, 2007 in General Physics
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Core tenets of the 'histone code' are universal

In one of biology’s most impressive engineering feats, specialized proteins called histones package some six-and-a-half feet of human DNA into a nucleus that averages just five microns in diameter.

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