Archive: 10/03/2008

Handheld DNA detector

A researcher at the National University at San Diego has taken a mathematical approach to a biological problem - how to design a portable DNA detector. Writing in the International Journal of Nanotechnology, he describes ...

dateMar 10, 2008 in Bio & Medicine
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Domestication of the donkey

An international group of researchers has found evidence for the earliest transport use of the donkey and the early phases of donkey domestication, suggesting the process of domestication may have been slower and less linear ...

dateMar 10, 2008 in Archaeology & Fossils
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Marine bacteria's mealtime dash is a swimming success

Goldfish in an aquarium are able to dash after food flakes at mealtime, reaching them before they sink or are eaten by other fish. Researchers at MIT recently proved that marine bacteria, the smallest creatures in the ocean, ...

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Alarming growth in expected CO2 emissions in China

The growth in China's carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions is far outpacing previous estimates, making the goal of stabilizing atmospheric greenhouse gases even more difficult, according to a new analysis by economists at the University ...

dateMar 10, 2008 in Environment
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