Archive: 05/03/2010

Monuments monitored from a distance

A team of engineers from the University of Seville (US) has created a system for monitoring historical monuments by remote control and detecting possible damage. Five years ago the researchers placed various sensors on the ...

dateMar 05, 2010 in Engineering
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Exploring Echinacea's enigmatic origins

An Agricultural Research Service (ARS) scientist is helping to sort through the jumbled genetics of Echinacea, the coneflower known for its blossoms--and its potential for treating infections, inflammation, and other human ...

dateMar 05, 2010 in Ecology
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Context is ev ... well, something, anyway

Today, computers can't reliably identify the objects in digital images. But if they could, they could comb through hours of video for the two or three minutes that a viewer might be interested in, or perform web searches ...

dateMar 05, 2010 in Computer Sciences
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Earth from Space: Icebreaker event

(PhysOrg.com) -- This animation, made up of eight Envisat radar images, shows the 97-km long B-9B iceberg (right) ramming into the Mertz Glacier Tongue in Eastern Antarctica in early February. The collision caused a chunk ...

dateMar 05, 2010 in Earth Sciences
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A fingerprint for genes

Cells may not have a mouth, but they still need to ingest substances from the external environment. If this process - known as endocytosis - is affected, it can lead to infectious diseases or cardio-vascular diseases, cancer, ...

dateMar 05, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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