Archive: 12/11/2007

Finger-Friendly 'Tactile Interface' Could Aid

A Johns Hopkins researcher has joined experts from four other institutions who plan to create a dynamic electronic surface to allow blind or visually impaired people to "feel" mathematical graphs, diagrams and other visuals ...

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Brain2Robot

People who suffer from paralysis are confronted with many situations in which they need a helping hand.

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Scorpion Toxin Makes Fungus Deadly to Insect Pests

University of Maryland entomology professor Raymond St. Leger has discovered how to use scorpion genes to create a hypervirulent fungus that can kill specific insect pests, including mosquitoes that carry malaria and a beetle ...

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Move over, Cal Band! The marching cells are here

The University of California Marching Band's precision formations have new competition – a group of tiny cells altered by UC Berkeley chemists to spell out "Cal" in the one-millimeter field of a microscope slide.

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Yellowstone viruses 'jump' between hot pools

A population study of microbes in Yellowstone National Park hot pools suggests viruses might be buoyed by steam to distant pools. The result, to be published online next week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

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In the Blink of a Hurricane's Eye

Meteorologists' jaws dropped as Hurricane Humberto slammed the Texas shore early morning September 13, 2007. At first just a nameless tropical depression, the storm marshaled 85 mph winds and heavy rains in the blink of an ...

dateNov 12, 2007 in Earth Sciences
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