Archive: 09/2/2005

Man Against Machine

Computer-generated method outperforms human-designed program for fingerprint improvement It sounds like a plot for a science fiction movie, but it's not. Computers now create programs that solve complex pr ...

Sep 02, 2005 5 / 5 (1) 0

Switching between liquid and gel

Twisted nanostructures are an important biological motif—just think of the DNA double helix or proteins with helical sections important to their function. Researchers are anxious to produce artificial helices, which could ...

Sep 02, 2005 5 / 5 (1) 0

The Role of Titanium in Hydrogen Storage

As part of ongoing research to make hydrogen a mainstream source of clean, renewable energy, scientists from the U.S. Department of Energy's Brookhaven National Laboratory have determined how titanium atoms help hydrogen ...

Sep 02, 2005 4.8 / 5 (4) 0

Microorganism eating contaminants

ASU researcher Bruce Rittmann has found an environmentally friendly way to mitigate the human health threat from perchlorate drinking water contamination. Perchlorate is a component of solid rocket fuel.

Sep 02, 2005 5 / 5 (1) 0

Single molecule transistors

A team of scientists led by ASU biophysicist Stuart Lindsay, director of the Center for Single Molecule Biophysics at the Biodesign Institute and an ASU professor of physics, recently created the first reproducible single ...

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New insights into the software of life

A series of discoveries by an international consortium of scientists, including a team from The University of Queensland's Institute for Molecular Bioscience (IMB), will transform our understanding of how our genome works ...

Sep 02, 2005 5 / 5 (1) 0