Archive: 25/04/2012

Nano nod for lab-on-a-chip

You wouldn't know it from appearances, but a metal cube the size of a toaster, created at the University of Alberta, is capable of performing the same genetic tests as most fully equipped modern laboratories—and in a ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Bio & Medicine
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Genomes of two champion bulls sequenced

( -- With more than 60,000 descendants in six generations, Pawnee Farm Arlinda Chief and his son Walkway Chief Mark cast a long genetic shadow. New research on the genomes of the two bulls show how portions of their ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Biotechnology
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SingTel-owned US mobile ad firm looks to Asia

The chief executive of Amobee, the US mobile advertising start-up recently acquired by Singapore Telecom (SingTel), said Wednesday the company is set to aggressively expand its Asian operations.

dateApr 25, 2012 in Business
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Zero interest and growing fast

From humble beginnings, Islamic finance is now a trillion dollar industry and growing at a rate some in the West find alarming. A new analysis suggests it can be accommodated by the existing global financial system for everyone’s ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Economics & Business
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Latest CryoSat result revealed

( -- After nearly a year and a half of operations, CryoSat has yielded its first seasonal variation map of Arctic sea-ice thickness. Results from ESA’s ice mission were presented today at the Royal Society in ...

dateApr 25, 2012 in Earth Sciences
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