Archive: 26/08/2008

Study of islands reveals surprising extinction results

It's no secret that humans are having a huge impact on the life cycles of plants and animals. UC Santa Barbara's Steven D. Gaines and fellow researcher Dov Sax decided to test that theory by studying the world's far-flung ...

dateAug 26, 2008 in
shares0 comments 4

DNA Barcodes: Are They Always Accurate?

(PhysOrg.com) -- DNA barcoding is a movement to catalog all life on earth by a simple standardized genetic tag, similar to stores labeling products with unique barcodes. The effort promises foolproof food inspection, improved ...

dateAug 26, 2008 in
shares0 comments 0

Trying on clothes in a magic mirror

(PhysOrg.com) -- Wouldn’t it be nice if we could shop for clothes without constantly having to try them on in the fitting room? The vision could soon become a reality thanks to the “virtual mirror” presented by Fraunhofer ...

dateAug 26, 2008 in Engineering
shares0 comments 5

Second Rare Aye-Aye Born at Duke Lemur Center

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ardrey and Merlin, rare, nocturnal aye-ayes from Madagascar, are pleased to announce the birth of their second child, a male, early on July 23 at the Duke Lemur Center.

dateAug 26, 2008 in
shares0 comments 0

The sophisticated sex lives of sea squirts

(PhysOrg.com) -- It may not be pretty, but the humble sea squirt could well be the envy of many: the marine organism never has to worry about contraceptives or IVF.

dateAug 26, 2008 in
shares0 comments 0

Genome sequence deepens mystery of inconspicuous sea creature

(PhysOrg.com) -- Resembling a smudge more than an animal, a mysterious life form known as a placozoan has now joined other obscure and primitive creatures whose genomes are providing insight into how animals first arose more ...

dateAug 26, 2008 in
shares0 comments 0

GLAST Observatory reveals entire gamma-ray sky

(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's newest space telescope is giving scientists their best look yet at the highest-energy gamma ray bursts generated by violent events in space. For Toby Burnett, a University of Washington physics professor, ...

dateAug 26, 2008 in Astronomy
shares0 comments 0