Archive: 09/20/2010

Seagulls harbor antibiotic resistant bacteria

Analysis of seagull droppings has revealed that one in ten carry 'superbug' bacteria, resistant to the last-resort antibiotic Vancomycin. Researchers writing in BioMed central's open access journal Proteome Science invest ...

dateSep 20, 2010 in Medical research
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Turning over a new leaf

(PhysOrg.com) -- German researchers have transformed the skeleton of a leaf into iron carbide. The new technique enables the conversion of metal carbides into intricate microstructures in just one step.

dateSep 20, 2010 in Materials Science
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Firefly Satellite to study lightning

Satellites are big. They cost a lot of money. At least that's the impression a couple of University of Maryland-College Park students had when they applied for an internship to help construct a satellite instrument ...

dateSep 20, 2010 in Space Exploration
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