Archive: 29/09/2011

Unexpected role of noise in spine formation

The development of periodic structures in embryos giving rise to the formation of, e.g., spine segments, is controlled not by genes but by simple physical and chemical phenomena. Researchers from the Institute of Physical ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in General Physics
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Game-changing microfluidics

The development of miniaturization strategies that integrate several laboratory functions on a single chip is benefiting many areas of biomedical research, making even complex experiments faster and cheaper to perform. These ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Analytical Chemistry
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Nanomaterials: Pillars of the assembly

The ever-increasing demand for enhanced performance in electronic devices such as solar cells, sensors and batteries is matched by a need to find ways to make smaller electrical components. Several techniques have been proposed ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Nanomaterials
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Hundreds of plants, animals up for new protections

(AP) -- The Obama administration is taking steps to extend new federal protections to a list of imperiled animals and plants that reads like a manifest for Noah's Ark - from the melodic golden-winged warbler and slow-moving ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Ecology
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NASA tests deep space J-2X rocket engine

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA conducted a 40-second test of the J-2X rocket engine Sept. 28, the most recent in a series of tests of the next-generation engine selected as part of the Space Launch System architecture that will once ...

dateSep 29, 2011 in Space Exploration
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