Archive: 05/27/2009

First 'nanorust' field test slated in Mexico

Rice University researchers today announced that the first field tests of "nanorust," the university's revolutionary, low-cost technology for removing arsenic from drinking water, will begin later this year ...

dateMay 27, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Capturing the birth of a synapse

Researchers have identified the locking mechanism that allows some neurons to form synapses to pass along essential information. Mutations of genes that produce a critical cell-adhesion molecule involved in ...

dateMay 27, 2009 in Neuroscience
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Toward cheap underwater sensor nets

UC San Diego computer scientists are one step closer to building low cost networks of underwater sensors for real time underwater environmental monitoring. At the IEEE Reconfigurable Architectures Workshop ...

dateMay 27, 2009 in Engineering
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Most polluted ecosystems recoverable, study says

Most polluted or damaged ecosystems worldwide can recover within a lifetime if societies commit to their cleanup or restoration, according to an analysis of 240 independent studies by researchers at the Yale School of Forestry ...

dateMay 27, 2009 in Environment
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Taiwan man arrested for cyber love scams

A Taiwanese man has been arrested for allegedly swindling more than 200 million Taiwan dollars (6.25 million US) from 50 women in one of the largest cyber scams in the country, police said.

dateMay 27, 2009 in Internet
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