Archive: 18/10/2010

Pore 'vision' improved

A team led by Naoko Imamoto of the RIKEN Advanced Science Institute in Wako, Japan, has uncovered processes governing the formation of functionally important structures called nuclear pore complexes (NPCs) in dividing human ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Cell & Microbiology
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Solving single molecule mobility

Nanotechnologists assemble intricate nanodevices, such as computer chips, molecule by molecule using ‘bottom-up’ techniques that mirror nature. One approach shuttles molecules along surfaces into new and functional ...

dateOct 18, 2010 in Nanophysics
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Robots use their hands to 'think'

Action-centred cognition is a groundbreaking concept in robotics where robots learn to 'think' in terms of what actions they can perform on an object. This new trend in cognition theory opens exciting new vistas.

dateOct 18, 2010 in Robotics
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Worst weed the culprit of herbicide resistance

Scientists at the University of Adelaide's Waite Research Institute have discovered new cases of herbicide resistance in annual ryegrass, the most serious and costly weed of Australian cropping.

dateOct 18, 2010 in Ecology
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