Archive: 9/10/2013

Mobile security: Android versus Apple

Smartphones are big business, prompting fierce competition between providers. One major concern for consumers is whether a smartphone will keep their private data safe from malicious programs. To date, however, little independent ...

dateOct 09, 2013 in Software
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Crucial passive safety measures to save lives

The mandatory use of seat belts and innovative vehicle designs have done much to reduce injury and death from road accidents. Such 'passive' safety measures are an important part of any strategy to reduce the number of road ...

dateOct 09, 2013 in Engineering
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Mutant flies give mixed-up mating messages

Ruifen Weng did not originally set out to study fly sexual behavior. As a researcher in Stephen Cohen's laboratory at the A*STAR Institute of Molecular and Cell Biology, Singapore, she was attempting to clarify the function ...

dateOct 09, 2013 in Ecology
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A step towards increasing crop productivity

(Phys.org) —A breakthrough in understanding the evolutionary pathways along which some crops have become significantly more productive as others may help scientists boost yields of some staple foodstuffs.

dateOct 09, 2013 in Biotechnology
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