News tagged with damage

Scientists say the ozone layer is recovering

Earth's protective ozone layer is beginning to recover, largely because of the phase-out since the 1980s of certain chemicals used in refrigerants and aerosol cans, a U.N. scientific panel reported Wednesday in a rare piece ...

dateSep 10, 2014 in Earth Sciences
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New functions for chromatin remodelers

Large molecular motors consisting of up to a dozen different proteins regulate access to the genome, which is essential for the transcription of genes and for the repair of DNA damage. Susan Gasser and her team now reveal ...

dateAug 28, 2014 in Cell & Microbiology
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How hostile is space?

Space may seem calm, but it is a more hostile environment than that on Earth. Invisible radiation is a big problem for space enthusiasts and scientific instruments. Substituting electronic devices to do human tasks reduces ...

dateAug 06, 2014 in Space Exploration
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Sensors that improve rail transport safety

A new kind of human-machine communication is to make it possible to detect damage to rail vehicles before it's too late and service trains only when they need it – all thanks to a cloud-supported, wireless network of sensors.

dateJul 31, 2014 in Engineering
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