Archive: 11/19/2010

Babies and robots learn from each other

A few years ago, AnthroTronix, Inc., an engineering research and development firm in College Park, Md., introduced Cosmobot, a type of social robot for therapists and educators who work with developmentally ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Robotics
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Samsung to create new office for group affairs

(AP) -- Samsung will create a new organization to coordinate the group's sprawling businesses after a previous one was closed in 2008 amid a corruption scandal that rocked the massive conglomerate.

dateNov 19, 2010 in Business
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Urging evolutionary biologists into the fray

A Harvard botanist is citing climate change lessons learned at Walden Pond and urging evolutionary biologists into the global warming fray, where their knowledge of species’ genetic relationships can ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Ecology
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Copycat protein finds a perfect match

As proteins are synthesized during messenger RNA translation, fresh amino acids are delivered to the ribosome of the cell by nucleic acid molecules known as transfer RNAs (tRNAs). Each amino acid has a cognate ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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New microscope reveals ultrastructure of cells

German researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have developed a new X-ray nanotomography microscope. Using their new system, they can reveal the structures on the smallest components of mammalian cells in ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Nanophysics
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Eating a variety of fruit cuts lung cancer risk

Eating five portions of fruit and vegetables per day is one of the means that experts most frequently recommend for preventing cancer. Now, the European EPIC study carried out by researchers from 10 countries ...

dateNov 19, 2010 in Cancer
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