Archive: 12/4/2013

Stanford researchers fight disease via competition

A freshwater prawn may not appear intimidating at first glance – it's a petite bottom-feeder that can fit in the palm of most people's hands. To snails, however, it might as well be Jack the Ripper.

Dec 04, 2013
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Genomic research targets fruit pest

(Phys.org) —The spotted wing drosophila, a major pest that targets berries and cherries and other fruits in the United States, Canada and Europe, is itself being targeted, thanks to groundbreaking genome ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Climate change 'tipping points' imminent

(Phys.org) —UC Berkeley's Tony Barnosky joined climate scientists this morning at a press conference at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C., to summarize a new report issued today focusing ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Ten times more throughput on optic fibers

Optical fibers carry data in the form of pulses of light over distances of thousands of miles at amazing speeds. They are one of the glories of modern telecommunications technology. However, their capacity ...

Dec 04, 2013
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Pulses immobilize cars with RF Safe-Stop from e2v

(Phys.org) —A UK company's prototype has shown how cars can be immobilized by blasting electromagnetic waves. RF Safe-Stop is a system that stops engines. Its ability to send electronic pulses out towards ...

Dec 04, 2013 weblog
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Massive black hole duo: Possible sighting by WISE

(Phys.org) —Astronomers have spotted what appear to be two supermassive black holes at the heart of a remote galaxy, circling each other like dance partners. The incredibly rare sighting was made with the ...

Dec 04, 2013
4.1 / 5 (24) 19 | with audio podcast