Archive: 3/11/2011

Copyright -- a conceptual battle in a digital age

Our language is made up of metaphors, even in our legal texts. Stefan Larsson has studied what consequences this has when digital phenomena, such as file sharing and downloading, are limited by descriptions intended for an ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Internet
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Simulating real-world surfaces

These days, cars are developed on computers, and to assist with this, designers want processes which generate realistic surfaces such as seat covers. Researchers have now developed high-resolution scanners which copy objects ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Engineering
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Flexible learning in a virtual microscope lab

For every medical student, examining specimens under the microscope is part of the syllabus. However, the opening hours of the labs and the number of enlargers are limited. Thanks to a new online platform, students are now ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Engineering
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A fish test to make food safer

Nowadays, half of all the fish we eat comes from fish farms. The problem is that these fish are increasingly being fed vegetable matter, which could lead to a build-up of residual pesticides in them. A new test shows how ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Ecology
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Plasma in bags

Using plasmas, sealed plastic bags can be modified at atmospheric pressure so that human cells can adhere to and reproduce on their walls. Cell culture bags of this kind are an important aid for research and clinical purposes ...

dateNov 03, 2011 in Engineering
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