Archive: 20/01/2011

Insect eyes inspire improved solar cells

(PhysOrg.com) -- The eyes of moths, which allow them to see well at night, are also covered with a water-repellent, antireflective coating that makes their eyes among the least reflective surfaces in nature and helps them ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Optics & Photonics
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Scientists find measles' natural nemesis

Scientists at The Scripps Research Institute have found that a known enzyme in cells protects against measles virus, likely by altering the virus's genetic material, RNA. Cells lacking the enzyme become highly vulnerable ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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How to stand out, lizard-style

(PhysOrg.com) -- If you've ever tried waving to someone distant in a bustling crowd, you'll have some idea of how hard it can be for small rainforest animals to signal to each other with so many other distractions to catch ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Plants & Animals
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New math theories reveal the nature of numbers

For centuries, some of the greatest names in math have tried to make sense of partition numbers, the basis for adding and counting. Many mathematicians added major pieces to the puzzle, but all of them fell short of a full ...

dateJan 20, 2011 in Mathematics
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