Archive: 13/07/2011

The moaning mouth bot learns to sing (w/ video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Some of you may recall the moaning mouth bot. This bot, which is basically a disembodied mouth that first came to the public attention for making a series of moaning noises that were truly worthy of a zombie ...

dateJul 13, 2011 in Robotics weblog
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Climate adaptation of rice

Rice – which provides nearly half the daily calories for the world's population – could become adapted to climate change and some catastrophic events by colonizing its seeds or plants with the spores of tiny naturally ...

dateJul 13, 2011 in Biotechnology
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Do women have what it takes?

So much has changed since 1963, when Betty Friedan's influential "The Feminine Mystique" provoked a national discussion about the deep dissatisfaction women were feeling about the limitations of their lives. Many women came ...

dateJul 13, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Soil microbes accelerate global warming

More carbon dioxide in the atmosphere causes soil to release the potent greenhouse gases methane and nitrous oxide, new research published in this week's edition of Nature reveals. "This feedback to our changing atmosphere ...

dateJul 13, 2011 in Environment
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Novel compound selectively kills cancer cells

A cancer cell may seem out of control, growing wildly and breaking all the rules of orderly cell life and death. But amid the seeming chaos there is a balance between a cancer cell's revved-up metabolism and skyrocketing ...

dateJul 13, 2011 in Biochemistry
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