Archive: 10/12/2006

Researchers Find Smallest Cellular Genome

The smallest collection of genes ever found for a cellular organism comes from tiny symbiotic bacteria that live inside special cells inside a small insect.

Oct 12, 2006
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Georgia Tech and Shepherd Study Wireless for Disabled

Wireless technologies add flexibility and mobility to most users’ lives, but disabled people often find access to these new technologies beyond their grasp. To address these challenges, Georgia Tech’s Center for Advanced ...

Oct 12, 2006
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Tracing African-American Ancestry Difficult

Mitochondrial DNA may not hold the key to unlocking the ancestry of African Americans, according to a study by a University of South Carolina researcher published in this week’s issue of the journal BMC Biology.

Oct 12, 2006
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Day and night temps measured on an extrasolar planet

For the first time, astronomers have measured the day and night temperatures of a planet outside our solar system. The team revealed that a giant Jupiter-like gas planet orbiting very close to its star is blisteringly ...

Oct 12, 2006
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New Quantum Technology Controls Molecules

A research team at the National Research Council Canada (Ottawa) has developed a new quantum technology which uses laser pulses to control quantum processes. The method, which is described in the October 13th ...

Oct 12, 2006
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A Ruler of Gold and DNA

Scientists from the U.S. Department Energy’s Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have developed a ruler made of gold nanoparticles and DNA that can measure the ...

Oct 12, 2006
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Vaccine could help save endangered Ethiopian wolves

Researchers have produced the strongest evidence yet to suggest that a targeted reactive vaccination programme, rather than blanket vaccination, can control infectious diseases like rabies in threatened wild ...

Oct 12, 2006
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