Archive: 5/08/2009

The cosmic comic: Riding early waves

( -- Fundamental research in cosmology continues to disclose ever more mysteries of the first millennia of the universe. More detailed knowledge will be delivered by the recently launched Planck Satellite which ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Space Exploration
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Healthcare, the road to robotic helpers

( -- Robots are whirring away in factories all over the world, building cars, phones and cookers. Yet they can do so much more. Robotics for healthcare has been tipped as the next big wave, and Europe should be ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Robotics
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Understanding how weeds are resistant to herbicides

In a little over seven hours, University of Illinois weed scientist Patrick Tranel got more genetic information about waterhemp than in two years time in a lab. The genetic information was obtained using pyrosequencing technology ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in Ecology
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Researchers decode structure of an entire HIV genome

The structure of an entire HIV genome has been decoded for the first time by researchers at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The results have widespread implications for understanding the strategies that viruses, ...

dateAug 05, 2009 in HIV & AIDS
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