Archive: 07/01/2013

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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Romper suit to protect against sudden infant death

Breathing sensors built into romper suits could help prevent sudden cot deaths in the future. The basis for this is a stretchable printed circuit board that fits to the contours of the body and can be manufactured using routine ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Engineering
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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 to their rich ...

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 bedrock, on an ...

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. In short, an ideal ...

dateJan 07, 2013 in Biotechnology
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