Archive: 06/15/2009

Space Robot Can Autonomously Reconfigure Itself

A robot designed to work in space should ideally be a Jack of all trades, with the ability to perform a wide variety of tasks by itself. By having one robot that can handle many jobs, astronauts can cut down ...

Jun 15, 2009 feature
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GARP makes the difference

Scientists from the Helmholtz Center for Infection Research in Braunschweig, Germany and the Medical School Hannover, Germany have succeeded in treating immune cells in a way that enables them to inhibit unwanted immune reactions ...

Jun 15, 2009
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Scientists invent 1.2nm molecular gear

Scientists from A*STAR's Institute of Materials Research and Engineering (IMRE), led by Professor Christian Joachim, have scored a breakthrough in nanotechnology by becoming the first in the world to invent a molecular gear ...

Jun 15, 2009
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Is the sky the limit for wind power?

In the future, will wind power tapped by high-flying kites light up New York? A new study by scientists at the Carnegie Institution and California State University identifies New York as a prime location for exploiting high-altitude ...

Jun 15, 2009
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The downside of microtubule stability

Stalled microtubules might be responsible for some cases of the neurological disorder Charcot-Marie-Tooth (CMT) disease, Tanabe and Takei report in the Journal of Cell Biology . A mutant protein makes the mi ...

Jun 15, 2009
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