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) ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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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 ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Nanophysics
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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 ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Robotics
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Worst weed the culprit of herbicide resistance

Scientists at the University of Adelaide's Waite Research Institute have discovered new cases of herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass, the most serious and costly weed of Australian cropping.

dateOct 18, 2010 in Ecology
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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 ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Biochemistry
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Skype forms tie-up with Japan's KDDI

Japan's number two telecom operator KDDI said Monday it had formed a strategic tie-up with Skype to bring Internet-based communication services to its mobile smartphone users.

dateOct 18, 2010 in Business
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