Archive: 10/31/2006

Public still suspicious of scientists

‘Our arrogance cost us the GM debate’ is the message to academics and business delegates at the White Rose Bioscience Forum today (Tuesday 31 October).

dateOct 31, 2006 in Other
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First step to test tube rhinos

Scientists from the Leibniz-Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research (IZW) in Berlin, Germany, together with veterinarians from Australia, have performed a world first by harvesting egg cells from a black rhino ...

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Nanotechnology goes out on a wing

What does a colorful and noisy backyard insect have to do with nanotechnology? Plenty, according to Jin Zhang and Zhongfan Liu, both professors at Peking University.

dateOct 31, 2006 in Nanophysics
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Can Helium-4 Transition to a Supersolid?

For forty years supersolid behavior has been predicted, and since the 1970s, theories about supersolid behavior involving helium-4 have been developed. However, it wasn’t until 2004 that some evidence of supersolid behavior ...

dateOct 31, 2006 in General Physics feature
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Mass copying of genes speeds up evolution

In the latest issue of PNAS, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a Swedish-American team of researchers show how selective gene amplification-­mass copying of a specific gene­-can increase the speed with w ...

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