Archive: 05/12/2009

Predators ignore peculiar prey

Rare traits persist in a population because predators detect common forms of prey more easily. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Ecology found that birds will target salamanders that look l ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Ecology
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NMR on a microscale

(PhysOrg.com) -- The technique well known from its use in MRI scanning - actually based on nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) - can now also be applied to extremely small samples thanks to an ingenious combination ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Analytical Chemistry
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Scientists identify gene in breast cancer pathway

Scientists at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University have discovered how a gene crucial in triggering the spread of breast cancer is turned on and off. The findings could help predict whether breast tumors ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Cancer
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Meditation increases brain gray matter

Push-ups, crunches, gyms, personal trainers -- people have many strategies for building bigger muscles and stronger bones. But what can one do to build a bigger brain? Meditate.

dateMay 12, 2009 in Neuroscience
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China deploys secure computer operating system

China has installed a secure operating system known as "Kylin" on government and military computers designed to be impenetrable to US military and intelligence agencies, The Washington Times reported on Tuesday.

dateMay 12, 2009 in Software
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Lawmakers adopt bill to punish Internet piracy

(AP) -- French lawmakers in the lower house on Tuesday passed a bill that would cut the Internet connections of those who repeatedly download music and films illegally, creating what may be the first government agency to ...

dateMay 12, 2009 in Internet
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