Archive: 08/26/2011

Floating houses

Climate change is redefining the rules by which we live and at a pace we never expected. Because of rising sea level, several areas of the globe are in danger of vanishing from the map, disappearing under water. Society must ...

dateAug 26, 2011 in Engineering
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Degrading proteins to divide cells

A group of scientists led by the IRB Barcelona, Spain, researcher Ferran Azora­n has identified the main instrument that Drosophila cells use to define the identity and function of the centromere in the Drosophila. A ...

dateAug 26, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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OMEGA at the top of the data transfer game

Researchers in Europe have successfully developed a new transfer technology for video data. An outcome of the OMEGA project, the team transferred data at an extremely fast rate of 100 megabits per second (Mbit/s) ...

dateAug 26, 2011 in Engineering
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Greenhouse effect could extend habitable zone

The distant region beyond Saturn is too cold for liquid water, a necessity for life as we know it. But new research indicates that rocky planets far from their parent star could generate enough heat to keep ...

dateAug 26, 2011 in Astronomy
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