Archive: 05/29/2008

A Molecular 'Salve' to Soothe Surface Stresses

Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology have shown for the first time that a single layer of molecular “salve” can significantly soothe the stresses affecting clean metal surfaces. ...

May 29, 2008
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X chromosome exposed

Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL) in Heidelberg, Germany, and the EMBL-European Bioinformatics Institute (EMBL-EBI) in Hinxton, UK, have revealed new insights into how sex chromosomes are regulated. ...

May 29, 2008
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Why rebel groups attack civilians

In civil war, rebel groups often target civilians despite the fact that their actual target is the government and that they are often dependent on the support of the civilian groups they attack. This may seem illogical, but ...

May 29, 2008
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Microbial stowaways: Are ships spreading disease?

Ships are inadvertently carrying trillions of stowaways in the water held in their ballast tanks. When the water is pumped out, invasive species could be released into new environments. Disease-causing microbes could also ...

May 29, 2008
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Intelligent Computers See Your Human Traits

Today’s computers can do a lot as far as computation goes, but they tend to do it in an impersonal, stand-offish way, so to speak. However, computer engineers are busy changing that, as they try to give ...

May 29, 2008 feature
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