Archive: 14/02/2011

Israel gears up to go electric

These heralds of a new age are remarkably quiet. No drums, no trumpets, just the whirr of a robot changing batteries and an electric car silently gliding around the Better Place test track.

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech
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Gonorrhea acquires a piece of human DNA

If a human cell and a bacterial cell met at a speed-dating event, they would never be expected to exchange phone numbers, much less genetic material. In more scientific terms, a direct transfer of DNA has never been recorded ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Why are vines overtaking the American tropics?

( -- Sleeping Beauty's kingdom was overgrown by vines when she fell into a deep sleep. Researchers at the Smithsonian in Panama and the University of Wisconsin at Milwaukee received more than a million dollars ...

dateFeb 14, 2011 in Ecology
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