Archive: 3/10/2008

An 'electric' future for Formula 1 gearboxes?

Bristol University student, Niall Oswald, has won the e2v Award for the Best Electronic Engineering Student at the 2008 Science, Engineering and Technology (SET) Awards for his final-year research project, 'A "More-Electric" ...

dateOct 03, 2008 in Engineering
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Arctic sea ice annual freeze-up underway

After reaching the second-lowest extent ever recorded last month, sea ice in the Arctic has begun to refreeze in the face of autumn temperatures, closing both the Northern Sea Route and the direct route through the Northwest ...

dateOct 03, 2008 in Earth Sciences
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Gene expression in alligators suggests birds have 'thumbs'

The latest breakthrough in a 120 year-old debate on the evolution of the bird wing was published in the open-access journal PLoS ONE, October 3, by Alexander Vargas and colleagues at Yale University, the University of Wisconsin-Madison ...

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First glimpse of a key DNA repair protein at work

Repairing breaks in the two strands of the DNA double helix is critical for avoiding cancer. In humans and other organisms, a molecular machine called the MRN complex is responsible for finding and signaling double-strand ...

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