Archive: 6/04/2010

To starve a tumor

(PhysOrg.com) -- Since the 1920s, scientists have known that cancer cells generate energy differently than normal cells, a phenomenon dubbed the 'Warburg effect' after its discoverer, German biochemist Otto Warburg. However, ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Biochemistry
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A Cyborg Space Race

Who should explore space: robots or humans? Our ability to travel beyond Earth is hampered by the harsh conditions of space, but rather than let robots have all the fun, could cyborg technology allow humans to make greater ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Space Exploration
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A smart way to charge up

(PhysOrg.com) -- Electromobility makes sense only if car batteries are charged using electricity from renewable energy sources. But the supply of green electricity is not always adequate. An intelligent charging station can ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Engineering
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Berkeley Researchers Light Up White OLEDs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Light-emitting diodes, which employ semiconductors to produce artificial light, could reduce electricity consumption and lighten the impact of greenhouse gas emissions. However, moving this technology beyond ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Nanophysics
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An addiction to fossil fuels

Clean, renewable wind and solar power may be the most-preferred fossil fuel alternatives, but their land-hungry collecting requirements make them difficult options for replacing more conventional power sources, according ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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Supersonic Freefall

The sound barrier was first broken by an aircraft in 1947, but this year a man will attempt to break the sound barrier with his body alone. His freefall jump from the edge of space will not only break records, but could contribute ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Space Exploration
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Energy Star program is under fire

The Energy Star program may be overhauled in the wake of a scathing government report that found the certification process vulnerable to fraud and abuse, calling into doubt the worthiness of the label that directs shoppers ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Energy & Green Tech
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Haptic solution for modelling industrial designs

(PhysOrg.com) -- Industrial design modelling, used to make prototypes of home appliances or mock-ups of car parts, could soon make the leap from the world of plaster, plastic and sticky tape into the digital domain thanks ...

dateApr 06, 2010 in Engineering
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