Archive: 12/1/2010

Physicists use graphene to decode DNA

Genome sequencing will have a profound effect on our understanding of genetic biology and could usher in a day when doctor and patient are able to review individual genome sequences to fully personalise medical ...

Dec 01, 2010 5 / 5 (5) 0 | with audio podcast

US court orders GMO beets destroyed

A federal judge has ordered what is believed to be the first-ever destruction of a genetically modified crop in the United States, saying that the altered sugar beets were planted illegally.

Dec 01, 2010 4.7 / 5 (6) 0

Aging gracefully through exercise

Working out can help you shed pounds -- but that's just the beginning. New research from Tel Aviv University has found that "endurance exercises," like a Central Park jog or a spinning class, can make us look ...

Dec 01, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 1

A robot with finger-tip sensitivity

Two arms, three cameras, finger-tip sensitivity and a variety of facial expressions – these are the distinguishing features of the pi4-workerbot. Similar in size to a human being, it can be employed at ...

Dec 01, 2010 5 / 5 (2) 0