Archive: 4/12/2008

Structure of a virulent pathogen revealed

( -- Like high-profile politicians, pathogenic bacteria dispatch advance teams to make way for their arrival. But these bacterial agents don’t just secure a safe passage, as a Secret Service detail might do. ...

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Steampipe keeps electronics cool

( -- The cooling of electronic components is playing an increasing role in the design process of electronic equipment such as mobile telephones, games computers and laptops. Wessel Wits, PhD student at the University ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Engineering
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Reversing the conventional DNA wisdom

( -- The copying of DNA's master instructions into messenger molecules of RNA, a process known as DNA transcription, has always been thought to be a unidirectional process whereby a copying machine starts and ...

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Why is the Earth's mantle conductive?

( -- Researchers from INSU-CNRS (France), working with chemists at a CNRS research unit, have explained that the high conductivity of the Earth's upper mantle is due to molten carbonates. They demonstrated the ...

dateDec 04, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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