Archive: 6/05/2011

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 Science Institute ...

dateMay 06, 2011 in Biochemistry
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Mars Express sees deep fractures on Mars

Newly released images from ESA's Mars Express show Nili Fossae, a system of deep fractures around the giant Isidis impact basin. Some of these incisions into the martian crust are up to 500 m deep and probably formed at the ...

dateMay 06, 2011 in Space Exploration
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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 ...

dateMay 06, 2011 in Engineering
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Finger on the pulse of the pulsars

( -- 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 with the European ...

dateMay 06, 2011 in Astronomy
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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.

dateMay 06, 2011 in Other
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