Flu jab for bacteria

Viruses can wreak havoc on bacteria as well as humans and, just like us, bacteria have their own defence system in place, explains Professor John van der Oost, at the Society for General Microbiology's spring meeting. Uncovering ...

A yacht designed to magnify the wind

(PhysOrg.com) -- A team of mechanical engineering students is aiming to set a world land speed record in the Mojave Desert.

Small molecules have big impact for TB bacteria

Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) possesses extraordinary survival ability by masking itself from the host immune system and persisting for decades inside the host. Speaking at the Society for General Microbiology's spring ...

Sight unseen, fans hear 'iPad' and think 'iWant'

(AP) -- People who lined up to buy the first iPhone knew what they were paying hundreds of dollars for: a new cell phone that promised to be better. Apple Inc.'s newest gadget, the iPad tablet computer, falls into a category ...

Intel Launches Xeon 7500 processor series

Intel Corporation today culminated the transition to the company's award-winning "Nehalem" chip design with the launch of the Intel Xeon 7500 processor series.

Scientists Address 'Wrinkles' in Transparent Film Development

(PhysOrg.com) -- A closer look at a promising nanotube coating that might one day improve solar cells has turned up a few unexpected wrinkles, according to new research* conducted at the National Institute of Standards and ...

U-M researcher studies 'grey tide' in China (w/ Video)

(PhysOrg.com) -- Deborah Lowry has always liked older people. "They tend to be more comfortable with themselves than younger people are," she said, "and I've always enjoyed hearing about history from someone who's lived through ...

NASA Mars Spacecraft Snaps Photos Chosen by Public

(PhysOrg.com) -- The most powerful camera aboard a NASA spacecraft orbiting Mars has returned the first pictures of locations on the Red Planet suggested by the public.

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