Archive: 01/29/2014

Finding how many Coquerel's sifaka exist

In a study now published in the American Journal of Primatology, Célia Kun-Rodrigues and Jordi Salmona, from Lounès Chikhi's laboratory at the Instituto Gulbenkian de Ciência (IGC) provide the first abunda ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Ecology
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Video: How the Dream Chaser was built

The origins of Sierra Nevada Corporation's Dream Chaser go back over 50 years to the US Air Force's and NASA's research into lifting body concepts and the X-20 Dyna-Soar, so this winged, lifting-body spacecraft ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Improving structural safety in bridges

One of the longest spans in the world is the San Francisco—Oakland Bay Bridge, which was severely damaged in the 1989 Loma Prieta earthquake. Final reconstruction of the eastern span began in 2002 and was completed in 2013.

dateJan 29, 2014 in Engineering
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One protein, two important roles

The molecular pathways involved in the cell cycle are complex and difficult to control. Better understanding of cell control mechanisms, and why they go wrong in cancer, could help open the door to more effective ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Surge in mobile network infections in 2013, says report

Alcatel-Lucent today released new data showing that security threats to mobile devices continues its rapid rise, infecting at any time more than 11.6 million devices and putting their owners at increased risk for stolen personal ...

dateJan 29, 2014 in Software
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Sussex fungicides may help fight ash dieback

A new fungicide treatment developed at the University of Sussex is emerging as a weapon in the fight to inhibit growth of Chalara fraxinea, which causes ash dieback, according to initial trials at The Sainsbury Laboratory.

dateJan 29, 2014 in Biotechnology
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Large testicles are linked to infidelity

There is a clear correlation between the size of the testicles of male primates and the proneness to infidelity of females. Learn more about sex, sperm and infidelity at the anniversary exhibition Sexus.

dateJan 29, 2014 in Plants & Animals
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