Archive: 12/27/2007

Jets Are a Real Drag

Astronomers have found the best evidence yet of matter spiraling outward from a young, still-forming star in fountain-like jets. Due to the spiral motion, the jets help the star to grow by drawing angular ...

Dec 27, 2007 4.4 / 5 (22) 0

Adult male chimpanzees don't stray far from the home

When it comes to choosing a place to live, male chimpanzees in the wild don’t stray far from home, according to a new report in the Dec. 27th Current Biology, a publication of Cell Press. The researchers found that adult ...

Dec 27, 2007 4.3 / 5 (3) 1

Study maps life in extreme environments

A team of biologists have developed a model mapping the control circuit governing a whole free living organism. This is an important milestone for the new field of systems biology and will allow the researchers to model how ...

Dec 27, 2007 4.2 / 5 (13) 1

Nanodisk Codes

Researchers at Northwestern University have devised a way to use billionth-of-a-meter-sized disks to create codes that could be used to encrypt information, serve as biological labels, and even tag and track ...

Dec 27, 2007 4 / 5 (50) 3 feature