Archive: 7/03/2008

Godwits readying for Alaska migration

A new cohort of godwits is preparing to leave Miranda, the second wave to have their epic 11,000km journey to and from Alaska monitored by satellite technology. Dr Phil Battley, of the University’s Ecology Group, is leading ...

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Web of entities: prepare to 'Okkamise'!

Internet searching is something of an art form. The spaghetti-like tangle of documents and fragments resulting from what you thought were perfectly cogent keyword searches make the web a forbidding place. European researchers ...

dateMar 07, 2008 in Computer Sciences
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Wireless networks that build themselves

From traffic lights to mobile phones, small computers are all around us. Enabling these ‘embedded systems’ to create wireless communications networks automatically will have profound effects in areas from emergency management ...

dateMar 07, 2008 in Telecom
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Virtual human puts HIV drug to test

Harnessing the power of supercomputing, ‘grid’ technology and using a so-called ‘virtual physiological human’ (VPH), European researchers have simulated how well an HIV drug blocks a key protein in the lethal virus. ...

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Wandering albatrosses follow their nose

The first study of how individual wandering albatrosses find food shows that the birds rely heavily on their sense of smell. The birds can pick up a scent from several miles away, U.S. and French researchers have found.

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Allergic response tied to lipid molecules in cell membrane

A team of Penn State University researchers is the first to demonstrate that lipid molecules in cell membranes participate in mammals' reactions to allergens in a living cell. The finding will help scientists better understand ...

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