Archive: 01/07/2013

A protein's life, up close and personal

(Phys.org)—An EPFL team has developed a technique for spying on the inner lives of cells. For the first time, scientists have used a near-infrared, light-sensitive biocompatible molecule to mark and observe the activity ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Biochemistry
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Shocking news about dust grains

(Phys.org)—The ubiquitous clouds of gas and dust found between stars provide the natal material for new stars and planets. These clouds are also dynamic factories that produce many complex molecules thanks ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Astronomy
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Bedrock breakthrough in Antarctica

(Phys.org)—A team of scientists from nine nations, led by Victoria University's Dr Nancy Bertler, have made a huge breakthrough in Antarctica—successfully drilling more than 760m through the ice to the ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Earth Sciences
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Giant tobacco plants that stay young forever

Tobacco plants bloom when they are just a few months old – and then they die. Now, researchers have located a genetic switch which can keep the plants young for years and which permits unbounded growth. ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Biotechnology
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Smart search engines for news videos

Searching for video recordings regularly pushes search engines to their limit. The truth of the matter is that purely automatic algorithms are not enough; user knowledge has to be harnessed, too. Now, researchers ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Software
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Noise protection: Multifunctional and aesthetical

Noise abatement is growing in importance, thus, the demand for better acoustic building components raises. Scientists are developing new solutions: aesthetically good looking and flexibly applicable microperforated ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Engineering
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Tiny fly is big trouble for berry growers

(Phys.org)—A tiny fruit fly, native to Asia, has become big trouble for raspberries, strawberries, cherries and blueberries coast to coast in the U.S. So Cornell researchers are zeroing in on ways to combat ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Ecology
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