Archive: 30/06/2008

'Molecular movies' to reveal the dynamic lives of proteins

Capturing moving images of tiny protein molecules is the aim of a new research project announced today at Imperial College London. The research will reveal, on extremely short timescales, the miniscule movements of proteins ...

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New technology may help Olympic sailing

A team of researchers at the Ocean University of China has developed and tested a mobile lidar (light detection and ranging) station that can accurately measure wind speed and direction over large areas in real time -- an ...

dateJun 30, 2008 in General Physics
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Happiness is rising around the world: study

People in most countries around the world are happier these days, according to newly released data from the World Values Survey based at the University of Michigan Institute for Social Research.

dateJun 30, 2008 in Other
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Tufts to develop morphing 'chemical robots'

Tufts University has received federal funding to develop chemical robots that will be able to squeeze into spaces as tiny as 1 centimeter, then morph into something 10 times larger, and ultimately biodegrade. The "chembots" ...

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The tummy's taste for red wine with red meat

What happens when red wine meets red meat? If the rendezvous happens in the stomach, scientists in Israel are reporting, wine's bounty of healthful chemical compounds may thwart formation of harmful substances released during ...

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