Archive: 03/16/2012

Sprint ends deal with LightSquared

(AP) -- Sprint Nextel Corp. is ending its spectrum hosting agreement with LightSquared, whose network looks doomed because regulators say it interferes with GPS navigation devices.

Mar 16, 2012
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An invasive Asian fly is taking over European fruit

Coming from the Asian continent, Drosophila suzukii has only been in Spain for a short time. Far away from slipping through into the Iberian Peninsula, it accelerated towards the north of Europe where it has ...

Mar 16, 2012
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Another piece of the ion pump puzzle

From bacteria to humans, all cells use molecules of adenosine triphosphate (ATP) as fuel to power a broad range of biochemical reactions. For example, massive multi-subunit enzymes known as V-ATPases convert ...

Mar 16, 2012
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The computer knows its chemistry

New software developed by ETH Zurich researchers has learned important rules of chemistry. The scientists can use it to simulate the chemical synthesis of molecules in a computer and develop completely new ...

Mar 16, 2012
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Lyme disease surge predicted for the northeastern US

The northeastern U.S. should prepare for a surge in Lyme disease this spring. And we can blame fluctuations in acorns and mouse populations, not the mild winter. So reports Dr. Richard S. Ostfeld, a disease ...

Mar 16, 2012
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Far-out photosynthesis

Photosynthesis maintains Earth's habitability for life as we know it, and shapes the way we search for habitable worlds around distant stars. Scientists have discovered a microbe that can use low-energy light ...

Mar 16, 2012
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