Bug-Zapper: A Dose of Radiation May Help Knock Out Malaria

How are physicists helping an effort to eradicate malaria, the mosquito-borne disease that kills more than one million people every year? Researchers at the National Institute of Standards and Technology used their expertise ...

Repair Shops for Broken DNA

A stray bullet rips through the command center, blowing holes in vital equipment and damaging the data archives. Repair teams spring into action. The damage must be patched up quickly or the control systems could go haywire. ...

Locals lose out to sexy aliens

Globalisation has led to an increase in invasions by new species around the world and this is costing agriculture and the environment dearly.

Speed plays crucial role in breaking protein's H-bonds

Researchers at MIT studying the architecture of proteins have finally explained why computer models of proteins' behavior under mechanical duress differ dramatically from experimental observations. This work could have vast ...

MIT develops lecture search engine to aid students

Imagine you are taking an introductory biology course. You're studying for an exam and realize it would be helpful to revisit the professor's explanation of RNA interference. Fortunately for you, a digital recording of the ...

YES2 team claims a space tether world record

On 25 September, students around the world watched with bated breath as their creation, the second Young Engineers Satellite (YES2) experiment, reached its dramatic conclusion.

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