Archive: 10/18/2010

Pore 'vision' improved

A team led by Naoko Imamoto of the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako, Japan, has uncovered processes governing the formation of functionally important structures called nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) ...

Oct 18, 2010 not rated yet 0

Solving single molecule mobility

Nanotechnologists assemble intricate nanodevices, such as computer chips, molecule by molecule using ‘bottom-up’ techniques that mirror nature. One approach shuttles molecules along surfaces into ...

Oct 18, 2010 5 / 5 (3) 0 | with audio podcast

Robots use their hands to 'think'

Action-centred cognition is a groundbreaking concept in robotics where robots learn to 'think' in terms of what actions they can perform on an object. This new trend in cognition theory opens exciting new ...

Oct 18, 2010 4.8 / 5 (8) 4 | with audio podcast

Teasing out malaria's genetic secrets

Every year, malaria infects more than 250 million people, and more than 1 million die from the parasitic disease. For decades, doctors have treated malaria with chloroquine — an effective, inexpensive ...

Oct 18, 2010 4 / 5 (1) 0 | with audio podcast