Scientists uncover the nuclear life of actin
A key building block of life, actin is one of the most abundant and highly conserved proteins in eukaryotic cells.
Africa is land of opportunity for Microsoft
When Microsoft announced recently that it was starting a big push to grow its market in Africa, it cited the continent's big growth opportunities, calling Africa a "game changer in the global economy."
Four-wavelength integrated silicon laser for inter-processor data transmission
Fujitsu Laboratories announced the development of a four-wavelength integrated silicon laser for optical transceivers that use silicon photonics, a step toward faster data communications between processors.
Precise distributed multiplexing of 200-Gb/s Nyquist-WDM using fiber frequency conversion
Fraunhofer Heinrich Hertz Institute (HHI) and Fujitsu Laboratories Ltd. have achieved locally distributed wavelength-division multiplexing with exactly defined frequency spacing. Four Nyquist-shaped 25-GBd quadrature phase-shift ...
NASA's first laser communication system integrated, ready for launch
(Phys.org) —A new NASA-developed, laser-based space communication system will enable higher rates of satellite communications similar in capability to high-speed fiber optic networks on Earth.
Eco-friendly wet-strong printing paper made 100% with recycled polyester derived from used PET bottles
Teijin Limited announced today that it has developed a water-resistant, wet-strong printing paper made entirely with the company's ECOPET recycled polyester fiber derived from used PET (polyethylene terephthalate) bottles.
Researchers turn winemaking waste into fiber supplement, food preservative and flowerpots
(Phys.org) —Researchers at Oregon State University have discovered how to turn the pulp from crushed wine grapes into a natural food preservative, biodegradable packaging materials and a nutritional enhancement ...