Archive: 24/07/2013

Stiffening the backbone of DNA nanofibers

An international collaboration including researchers from the NIST Center for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Universidad San Francisco de Quito, Ecuador have fabricated a self-assembled nanofiber from a DNA building ...

dateJul 24, 2013 in Bio & Medicine
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The ferromagnetic Kondo effect

A group of physicists that includes scientists of the International School for Advanced Studies (SISSA) of Trieste have shown how to obtain a particular case of a physical effect – so far never observed in reality – whose ...

dateJul 24, 2013 in General Physics
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Germany lobbies for UN online privacy charter

(AP)—Senior German officials are seeking European support for a new global charter safeguarding personal privacy online, as the country's data protection watchdogs called Wednesday for the suspension of a key agreement ...

dateJul 24, 2013 in Internet
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US advances plan to kill barred owls in Northwest

(AP)—Federal wildlife officials plan to dispatch armed bird specialists into forests of the Pacific Northwest starting this fall to shoot one species of owl to protect another that is threatened with extinction.

dateJul 24, 2013 in Ecology
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Dell buyout offer boosted; vote postponed

Dell founder Michael Dell and his investor allies modestly boosted their buyout offer for the struggling computer giant Wednesday, but only if the board agrees to change the vote requirements.

dateJul 24, 2013 in Business
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