Archive: 09/11/2009

Carrier Pigeon Faster Than Broadband Internet

(PhysOrg.com) -- In South Africa, a carrier pigeon carrying a 4GB memory stick proved to be faster than the ADSL service from the country's biggest web firm, Telkom. Winston the pigeon took one hour and eight ...

dateSep 11, 2009 in Telecom weblog
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Mice Levitated for Space Research

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have managed to levitate young mice in research carried out for NASA. Levitated mice may help research on bone density loss during long exposures to low gravity, such as in space ...

dateSep 11, 2009 in General Physics weblog
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RNA interference found in budding yeasts

Some budding yeast species have the ability to silence genes using RNA interference (RNAi). Until now, most researchers thought that no budding yeasts possess the RNAi pathway because Saccharomyces cerevisiae, the protoypical ...

dateSep 11, 2009 in Biochemistry
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Protected fear memories

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the latest issue of Science, researchers from the Friedrich Miescher Institute for Biomedical Research, Switzerland, show how a class of proteins surrounding nerve cells allows fear memories to persis ...

dateSep 11, 2009 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Bees Throw Out Mites

Honey bees are now fighting back aggressively against Varroa mites, thanks to Agricultural Research Service (ARS) efforts to develop bees with a genetic trait that allows them to more easily find the mites ...

dateSep 11, 2009 in Plants & Animals
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The New Science of Learning

(PhysOrg.com) -- According to recent studies, young children learn best through social interaction. Andrew Meltzoff and his colleagues at the University of Washington are studying an emerging field called the "Science of ...

dateSep 11, 2009 in Social Sciences
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