Archive: 02/22/2013

Wireless show expected to draw crowds to Barcelona

When the top executives of the world's wireless industry gather next week in Barcelona, Spain, for their annual trade show, cellphones will take a back seat to talk of cars, electric meters and insulin monitors.

Feb 22, 2013
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Flipping the 'off' switch on cell growth

A protein known for turning on genes to help cells survive low-oxygen conditions also slows down the copying of new DNA strands, thus shutting down the growth of new cells, Johns Hopkins researchers report. Their discovery ...

Feb 22, 2013
4 / 5 (9) 5 | with audio podcast

Lessons from cockroaches could inform robotics (w/ video)

Running cockroaches start to recover from being shoved sideways before their dawdling nervous system kicks in to tell their legs what to do, researchers have found. These new insights on how biological systems stabilize could ...

Feb 22, 2013
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Watching molecules grow into microtubes

Sometimes the best discoveries come by accident. A team of researchers at Washington University in St. Louis, headed by Srikanth Singamaneni, PhD, assistant professor of mechanical engineering & materials science, unexpectedly ...

Feb 22, 2013
4.7 / 5 (11) 0 | with audio podcast