Archive: 11/26/2007

Engineers give industry a moth's eye view

When moths fly at night, their eyes need to capture all the light available. To do this, certain species have evolved nanoscopic structures on the surface of their eyes which allow almost no light to reflect off the surface ...

Nov 26, 2007
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Older filters, fresher water

Scientists in Australia have discovered that the older the water filter the better when it comes to reducing the off-putting earthy taste of some tap water. Writing in the Inderscience publication International Journal of ...

Nov 26, 2007
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University of Toronto scientists map entire yeast genome

University of Toronto scientists have devised a tool to help understand and predict the state of a cell by successfully mapping all 70,000 nucleosomes in yeast. Nucleosomes wrap DNA before it is transformed into proteins ...

Nov 26, 2007
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City-dwelling women at greater risk for breast cancer

Women who live in urban areas have denser breasts, making them more likely to develop breast cancer, according to a study presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA).

Nov 26, 2007
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