Archive: 10/4/2013

A microbe's fountain of youth

The yeast S.pombe is one of the best-studied microbes in the world. First isolated from East African millet beer over a century ago, it's been used as a model organism in molecular and cell biology for the ...

dateOct 04, 2013 in Cell & Microbiology
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The ultimate accuracy machine

A clock being developed by a physicist at The University of Western Australia is the first of its kind in Australia - and will be the only southern hemisphere-based clock in the international Atomic Clock ...

dateOct 04, 2013 in General Physics
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Ballmer gets less than 'A' grade in compensation

Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer was awarded 79 percent of his target bonus for the year through June as the software giant cited falling profits for its Windows division and sluggish sales of the Surface tablet.

dateOct 04, 2013 in Business
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Samsung reports record-high profit for 3Q

Operating profit at Samsung Electronics hit another record high in the July-September quarter, likely driven by robust sales of its cheaper mid-range smartphones in developing countries.

dateOct 04, 2013 in Business
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Laying down a discerning membrane

One of the thinnest membranes ever made is also highly discriminating when it comes to the molecules going through it. Engineers at the University of South Carolina have constructed a graphene oxide membrane ...

dateOct 04, 2013 in Nanomaterials
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