Archive: 10/22/2008

Photo safeguards confidential information

( -- These days you can take a photograph with almost every mobile phone. However, using this sort of photo to protect confidential data and send it safely is something new. Ileana Buhan, a PhD ...

dateOct 22, 2008 in Computer Sciences
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The Oddball Hosts of Gamma-ray Bursts

There's a universal tendency to heed Dylan Thomas's exhortation and go out with a bang instead of a whimper. Nowhere is this more evident than deep in the cosmos.

dateOct 22, 2008 in Astronomy
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Scientists unwrap the elements of life

Researchers at Newcastle University have taken a step forward in our understanding of how the fundamental building blocks of life are put together.

dateOct 22, 2008 in
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Seeing a brain as it learns to see

A brain isn't born fully organized. It builds its abilities through experience, making physical connections between neurons and organizing circuits to store and retrieve information in milliseconds for years afterwards.

dateOct 22, 2008 in Medical research
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Scientists find new genes linked to lung cancer

Working as part of a multi-institutional collaboration, scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis have assembled the most complete catalog to date of the genetic changes underlying the most common ...

dateOct 22, 2008 in Cancer
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Biologists discover gene behind 'plant sex mystery'

An enigma – unique to flowering plants – has been solved by researchers from the University of Leicester (UK) and POSTECH, South Korea. The discovery is reported in the journal Nature on 23 October 2008. ...

dateOct 22, 2008 in
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