Archive: 02/20/2006

Bacterial motors could inspire nanotechnology

An Oxford University physicist sees the future of nanotechnology in the workings of one of Nature's tiniest motors, that which allows some bacteria to swim by rotating slender filaments known as flagella.

Feb 20, 2006 4.2 / 5 (21) 0

When do babies develop a love of speech?

Is the newborn preference for speech innate, developed in utero or acquired during the early days post-partum? McGill University psychologist Dr Athena Vouloumanos says she's broken the uterine sound barrier ...

Feb 20, 2006 2.6 / 5 (5) 0

The Earth in 3D

Look down at the world from above - take a virtual stroll along narrow high-rise city streets and open squares. At CeBIT scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut ...

Feb 20, 2006 4.1 / 5 (31) 0

Proton radiation more dangerous than once thought

At the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists have found that proton radiation is more damaging to cells than previously assumed - specifically, the cells' DNA. ...

Feb 20, 2006 4.3 / 5 (24) 0

Scientists Study Liquid 'Nanodrops'

Scientists from the U.S. DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered that drops of liquid with thicknesses of just a few billionths of a meter, or nanometers, are shaped differently than macroscopic ...

Feb 20, 2006 3.5 / 5 (8) 0