Archive: 05/6/2011

Sugar synthesis hits the sweet spot

A new strategy for synthesizing the kind of complex molecules that certain bacteria use to build their protective cell walls has been developed by Akihiro Ishiwata and Yukishige Ito from the RIKEN Advanced ...

May 06, 2011 not rated yet 0

New water-filter factory in Ghana

In northern Ghana, that nation’s poorest and most rural region, most families get their drinking water from rivers or large, shallow ponds. The water in these bodies, which are also used by livestock, is clouded with ...

May 06, 2011 5 / 5 (1) 2

Finger on the pulse of the pulsars

(PhysOrg.com) -- An international team of astronomers including German scientists has succeeded in recording the most sensitive observations to date of pulsars at low frequency. The measurement was undertaken ...

May 06, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 6 | with audio podcast

Taming nature, then man

The short version of human history might go something like this: First we were prey, then we were hunter-gatherers, then farmers — and from that came civilization.

May 06, 2011 4.7 / 5 (3) 4

New tool for proton spin

How the particles that constitute a proton give rise to is to its rotation, or ‘spin’, is an intriguing open question of contemporary particle physics. A technique that could provide some answers ...

May 06, 2011 4.7 / 5 (3) 2

Computers sing to a better tune

Would you dance to a synthetic song? A new approach to making computer-generated vocals more "human" is reported this month in the International Journal of Knowledge Engineering and Soft Data Paradigms.

May 06, 2011 5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast