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Animals steal defenses from bacteria: Microbe toxin genes have jumped to ticks, mites and other animals
It's a dog eat dog world, and bacteria have been living in it for a long time. It's of no surprise that bacteria have a sophisticated arsenal to compete with each other for valuable resources in the environment. In 2010, ...
See what a child will look like using automated age-progression software (w/ video)
(Phys.org) —It's a guessing game parents like to ponder: What will my child look like when she grows up? A computer could now answer the question in less than a minute.
Moving cameras talk to each other to identify, track pedestrians
It's not uncommon to see cameras mounted on store ceilings, propped up in public places or placed inside subways, buses and even on the dashboards of cars.
Ask the crowd: Robots learn faster, better with online helpers
University of Washington computer scientists have shown that crowdsourcing can be a quick and effective way to teach a robot how to complete tasks. Instead of learning from just one human, robots could one day query the larger ...
Global warming not just a blanket: In the long run, it's more like tanning oil
While computer models churn out bleak forecasts for the planet's future, we also have a more conceptual understanding of what is happening as humans pump carbon dioxide into the air. But the conceptual understanding of carbon ...
Enlisting evolutionary biology against modern threats
To many, the term evolutionary biology encompasses the realm of fossils, dinosaurs and changes over eons.
Ferret genome sequenced, holds clues to respiratory diseases
In what is likely to be a major step forward in the study of influenza, cystic fibrosis and other human diseases, an international research effort has a draft sequence of the ferret genome. The sequence was then used to analyze ...
'Probiotics' for plants boost detox abilities; untreated plants overdose and die
Scientists using a microbe that occurs naturally in eastern cottonwood trees have boosted the ability of two other plants - willow and lawn grass - to withstand the withering effects of the nasty industrial pollutant phenanthrene ...
Changing stereotypes key to getting girls interested in computer science
Stereotypes can be a powerful force in discouraging girls from pursuing careers in computer science.
Winter air campaign tracking how pollution handles the cold
When we think about pollution, we imagine the dark clouds puffing from smokestacks or tailpipes. But those clouds quickly rise upward, follow the winds, and react with other gases and particles in the air. These processes ...