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 ...

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 ...

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

(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 ...

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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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 ...

dateMay 06, 2011 in General Physics
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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.

dateMay 06, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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