Archive: 11/26/2010

In Brief: Guiding cancer cells to their fate

It is often said that the best way to spur change is to work within the system. Here, researchers create control devices based on RNA, which can be used to synthetically rewire cellular behavior, making the cells more sensitive ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in Cancer
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Asian carp create nagging fear in Lake Erie towns

Well before dawn, Todd Loop takes his fishing tug onto Lake Erie in pursuit of yellow perch, walleye and other delicacies — a livelihood that has sustained his family for three generations but faces a ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in Ecology
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Ex-UN climate chief: Cancun won't bring success

(AP) -- The former U.N. climate chief says he doesn't expect the upcoming summit in Cancun, Mexico, to produce big results and is encouraging delegates to focus on reaching small goals rather trying to secure a major treaty.

dateNov 26, 2010 in Environment
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Convictions upheld in Pirate Bay file-sharing case

(AP) -- A Swedish appeals court on Friday upheld the copyright convictions of three men behind The Pirate Bay, a popular file-sharing site that remains in operation despite attempts by authorities to shut ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in Internet
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Powerful LED flash for smartphones

Researchers from Osram Opto Semiconductors have developed an LED chip that makes it possible to offer smaller pocket projectors, vehicle headlights, and cell phone camera flashes. In combination with a new ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in Semiconductors
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Extreme lasers at work

Under extremely intense illumination materials may exhibit so-called nonlinear optical properties such as ceasing to absorb light beyond a certain brightness, or becoming highly ionized. Yasumasa Hikosaka, ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in General Physics
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Can we grow crops on other planets?

Science fiction lovers aren’t the only ones captivated by the possibility of colonizing another planet. Scientists are engaging in numerous research projects that focus on determining how habitable other ...

dateNov 26, 2010 in Space Exploration
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