Archive: 4/12/2007

Cosmopolitan microbes -- hitchhikers on Darwin's dust

Scientists have analysed aerial dust samples collected by Charles Darwin and confirmed that microbes can travel across continents without the need for planes or trains - rather bacteria and fungi hitch-hike by attaching to ...

dateDec 04, 2007 in
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QUT researcher eyes off a biometric future

It is not science fiction to think that our eyes could very soon be the key to unlocking our homes, accessing our bank accounts and logging on to our computers, according to Queensland University of Technology researcher ...

dateDec 04, 2007 in Engineering
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Neanderthal bearing teeth

An international European research collaboration led by scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Evolutionary Anthropology reports evidence for a rapid developmental pattern in a 100,000 year old Belgian Neanderthal (Homo ...

dateDec 04, 2007 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Google Plans 2008 Launch of Enhanced Web Hosting

Google plans to launch Google Sites in 2008. The initial plan is to enhance Google Apps and Google Page Creator features by using JotSpot for collaboration tools. The new enhanced features may set up a possible rivalry between ...

dateDec 04, 2007 in Internet weblog
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Matrimony inhibits Polo kinase

Suspended animation is something we only associate with Sci Fi programs, but something remarkably similar actually occurs in unfertilized egg cells, in the ovaries of animals as different as humans and fruit flies. In an ...

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