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New method developed for synchronizing clocks

Maintaining the correct time is no longer just a matter of keeping your watch wound -- especially when it comes to computers, telecommunications, and other complex systems. The clocks in these devices must stay accurate to ...

dateJul 20, 2010 in General Physics
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Electronic patient records are not a panacea

Large-scale electronic patient record (EPR) programmes promise much but sometimes deliver little, according to a new study by UCL researchers that reviewed findings from hundreds of previous studies from all over the world.

dateDec 14, 2009 in Other
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Tuning in on cellular communication in the fruit fly

In their ongoing study of the processes involved in embryonic development in fruit flies, researchers at WPI's Life Sciences and Bioengineering Center at Gateway Park have identified the function of a protein that sticks ...

dateFeb 18, 2009 in
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Pantograph monitoring for the eHighway

Siemens is developing an automatic monitoring system for pantographs. Designed initially for electric and hybrid trucks on eHighways, the system uses cameras and sensors to check the condition of pantographs ...

dateJan 13, 2015 in Engineering
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Proteins under the (high-end) microscope

Two new transmission electron microscopes (TEM) will give Monash University researchers unprecedented insights into the structure and function of proteins and contribute to breakthroughs in treating conditions from cancer ...

dateSep 10, 2013 in Analytical Chemistry
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Was the Arab Spring a false one?

he Arab Spring has turned to winter. A year after protests, demonstrations and uprisings rocked the Arab world, hopes for peaceful transitions and free elections are fading in Egypt, Libya, and especially Syria, while elsewhere ...

dateDec 14, 2012 in Social Sciences
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