DNA repair—a new letter in the cell alphabet

Cells need to repair damaged DNA in our genes to prevent the development of cancer and other diseases. Our cells therefore activate and send "repair-proteins" to the damaged parts within the DNA. To do this, an elaborate ...

End of the road for rearview mirror?

With forward-looking car technology, the rearview mirror as we know it may soon become a thing of the past.

No more blind spots: Researchers design new rearview mirror

(Phys.org)—A new optical prescription for automobile side-view mirrors may eliminate the dreaded "blind spot" in traffic without distorting the perceived distance of cars approaching from behind. As described in a paper ...

Toyota tests cars that communicate with each other (Update)

Toyota Motor Corp. is testing car safety systems that allow vehicles to communicate with each other and with the roads they are on in a just completed facility in Japan the size of three baseball stadiums.

Hubble sees an actively star-forming galaxy, NGC 7090

(Phys.org)—This image portrays a beautiful view of the galaxy NGC 7090, as seen by the NASA/ESA Hubble Space Telescope. The galaxy is viewed edge-on from the Earth, meaning we cannot easily see the spiral arms, which are ...

Ford explores call turnoffs for stressed-out drivers

(Phys.org) -- No calls for you. That is the word from a new technology experiment by Ford, for stressed-out drivers who risk accidents by distractions from incoming calls, playing music, and other vehicle infotainment sources. ...

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