Archive: 10/28/2010

Real-world programming in the classroom

In undergraduate computer-science classes, homework assignments are usually to write programs, and students are graded on whether the programs do what they're supposed to. Harried professors and teaching assistants ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Other
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Halloween Special: The science behind Frankenstein

It has all the makings of a great monster story: an attempt to draw lightning from the sky, a scientist passionate to show that electricity held the secret of life, body parts and, of course, reanimation of ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Other
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The new home of Envisat

ESA’s Earth-observing satellite Envisat has moved to a lower orbit in order to conserve fuel and extend its life by three years, and is once again delivering invaluable data to thousands of scientists.

dateOct 28, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Understanding how cells respond to nanoparticles

Gold nanoparticles are showing real promise as vehicles for efficiently delivering therapeutic nucleic acids, such as disease-fighting genes and small interfering RNA (siRNA) molecules, to tumors. Now, a team of investigators ...

dateOct 28, 2010 in Bio & Medicine
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