Archive: 03/15/2012

Cells: The body's ultimate sports car

(PhysOrg.com) -- Anand Asthagiri can think of several reasons why a scientist would want to get behind the wheel of a cell — which he calls the “ultimate driving machine.” Having the ability ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Cell & Microbiology
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3Qs: Breaking into the boardroom

Last week, a debate began over the European Union considering legislation that would create quotas for the number of women in in top business positions. Northeastern University news office asked Laura Frader, ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Power of love at heart of 'gay marriage'

Legal rights and protections play second fiddle to the power of love for younger gay and lesbian couples who have formed civil partnerships, according to a three-year study by researchers at The University ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Space image: Compact planetary system

(PhysOrg.com) -- This artist's concept depicts a planetary system so compact that it's more like Jupiter and its moons than a star and its planets. Astronomers using data from NASA's Kepler mission and ground-based ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Birds evolved compass 'head up display'

(PhysOrg.com) -- Certain birds may have compass information mapped directly onto their vision, much as fighter pilots have ‘head up displays’ overlaying flight information on their view of the skies.

dateMar 15, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Stars made from galactic recycling material

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ordinary galaxies such as our own Milky Way contain a plethora of gas and dust. Nevertheless, there is not nearly enough matter to explain how galaxies produce new stars at the observed rates ...

dateMar 15, 2012 in Astronomy
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Use a laser, save a tree

(PhysOrg.com) -- Laser un-printers that can remove toner from scrap paper so that it can be used again may be coming to an office near you in the future, results from a new Cambridge study show.

dateMar 15, 2012 in Engineering
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