Archive: 02/7/2008

Computer interaction gets some humanity

Human-computer interaction has not improved enormously since Mark Twain's time, when the typewriter was invented. A European research task force hopes to change that by making human-computer interaction, well, ‘similar’ ...

Feb 07, 2008
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Barnacles go to great lengths for sex

Compelled to mate, yet firmly attached to the rock, barnacles have evolved the longest penis of any animal for their size - up to eight times their body length - so they can find and fertilize distant neighbours.

Feb 07, 2008
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Genome-wide survey nets key melanoma gene

One might call it a tale of two melanocytes. Given the same genetic mutation, why does one melanocyte shut down growth and become a relatively benign mole, while another rages out of control and develops into deadly melanoma?

Feb 07, 2008
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New cements for vertebral lesions

A number of researchers at the Department of Polymer Science and Technology at the Chemistry Faculty from San Sebastian at the University of the Basque Country, led by Ms Isabel Goñi and Ms Marilo Gurrutxaga, are studying ...

Feb 07, 2008
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Poor health literacy cause for alarm

The Healthy Communities Research Centre at UQ Ipswich is calling for a national focus on "health literacy" following the release of findings which reveal that most Australians don't have the basic knowledge to keep themselves ...

Feb 07, 2008
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