Archive: 07/1/2008

Pocket-sized magnetic resonance imaging

The term “MRI scan” brings to mind the gigantic, expensive machines that are installed in hospitals. But research scientists have now developed small portable MRI scanners that perform their services in ...

dateJul 01, 2008 in Engineering
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Care-O-bot 3: Always at your service

Who doesn’t long for household help at times? Service robots will soon be able to relieve us of heavy, dirty, monotonous or irksome tasks. Research scientists have now presented a new generation of household ...

dateJul 01, 2008 in Robotics
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New technique produces genetically identical stem cells

Adult cells of mice created from genetically reprogrammed cells—so-called induced pluripotent stem (IPS) stem cells—can be triggered via drug to enter an embryonic-stem-cell-like state, without the need for further genetic ...

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Gold, DNA Combination May Lead To Nano-Sensor

The ability to use genetic material to assemble nanoscopic particles of gold could be an important step toward creating tiny “spies” that will be able to infiltrate individual cells and report back in real time on the ...

dateJul 01, 2008 in Nanomaterials
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Pregnant women get morning sickness to protect fetus

Morning sickness. It's the bane of many of a pregnancy. And many a future mother wonders at the apparently unnecessary suffering. But, it turns out, there's meaning to the misery. Two evolutionary biologists report that morning ...

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Catch a new planet

Is there anybody out there? Could the Universe contain lots of other planets like ours? Are there new worlds yet to be discovered?

dateJul 01, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Ski Faster with Camera-less Fusion Motion Capture

Professional skiers can now learn how to ski faster with the aid of a new system used to capture 3D motion of athletic movements – Fusion Motion Capture (FMC). Featured in Wiley-Blackwell’s journal, Sports Technology, this i ...

dateJul 01, 2008 in Other
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