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'On' switches for cells

(Phys.org) —Whether human or animal, vertebrate or invertebrate, nearly every creature begins life as a tiny clump of cells. Before those cells can begin blossoming toward being a fully formed organism, ...

dateFeb 03, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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Getting a charge from changes in humidity

(Phys.org) —A new type of electrical generator uses bacterial spores to harness the untapped power of evaporating water, according to research conducted at the Wyss Institute of Biologically Inspired Engineering ...

dateJan 27, 2014 in Nanophysics
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Explaining the Higgs

Lisa Randall, the Frank B. Baird Jr. Professor of Science in Harvard's Department of Physics, is an expert on particle physics and in 2007 was named one of Time magazine's most influential people. Her e-book, ...

dateJan 14, 2014 in General Physics
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Rethinking the roots of altruism

For decades, researchers working to understand how altruistic behavior evolved have relied on a concept known as inclusive fitness, which holds that organisms receive an evolutionary benefit—and are able ...

dateJan 13, 2014 in Mathematics
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So, who owns the Internet?

A clash over who should decide which information flows through Internet networks—and at what price—is now before a Washington, D.C., federal appeals court in a landmark case that could grant Internet ...

dateJan 08, 2014 in Internet
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