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Revealing a New Pathway for Evolution of Life on Earth

August 25, 2009 6:24 am | News | Comments

Research has shown that two major classes of relatively simple microbes fused together more than 2.5 billion years ago, revealing a new pathway for the evolution of life on Earth


Bioluminescent 'Green Bombers' Discovered in the Deep Sea

August 25, 2009 5:57 am | News | Comments

Orbs lobbed by mysterious worms burst into brilliant light   Scientists have discovered a unique group of worms, nicknamed "green bombers," that can release body parts that produce a brilliant green bioluminescent display


Organic Nanowire Alternative to Silicon Chips

August 25, 2009 5:44 am | News | Comments

New data from Chinese-Danish collaboration shows that organic nanoscale wires could be an alternative to silicon in computer chips


The Gas that Saved the World: Why the Archean world did not freeze solid

August 25, 2009 5:23 am | News | Comments

Carbonyl sulphide is and was the perfect greenhouse gas. Much better than carbon dioxide. We estimate that a blanket of carbonyl sulphide would have provided about 30 percent extra energy


Good Vibrations: Converting extremely tiny frequencies to 10X more power

August 24, 2009 11:30 am | News | Comments

A new device that can harvest useful energy from extremely tiny vibrations may allow new ways to power remote electronic devices with batteries that need replacing less often, or are actually self-charging


Mobile Microrobots Get a Grip on Nano Objects

August 24, 2009 10:00 am | News | Comments

How do you handle the tiny components needed for constructing nanoscale devices? A European consortium has built two microrobotic demonstrators that can automatically pick up and install carbon nanotubes thousands of times thinner than a human hair


Supernovae Variability has Implications for Dark Energy Studies

August 24, 2009 8:59 am | News | Comments

A new study reveals sources of variability in type 1a supernovae that will have to be taken into account if astronomers are to use them for more precise measurements in the future


Project Disablers: Can’t live with ‘em, Can’t shoot ‘em

August 24, 2009 8:52 am | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

web exclusive Randy C. Hice Cleansing emotion and turf issues is paramount to project success Cleansing emotion and turf issues from corporate planning and governance of informatics projects is paramount to not only project success, but getting the damned thing out of the starting gate in the first place


Tumors Feel Deadly Nanobee Sting

August 24, 2009 8:34 am | News | Comments

When bees sting, they pump poison into their victims. Now, the toxin in bee venom has been harnessed to kill tumor cells. Researchers have attached the major component of bee venom to nano-sized spheres they call nanobees. These nanobees delivered the bee toxin melittin to tumors


Mind's Eye Scans Like a Spotlight: Brain waves in cognitive computations

August 21, 2009 12:57 pm | News | Comments

A new study sheds light on a long-standing debate among neuroscientists over how the visual system picks out an object of interest in a complex scene


New Space Show Dives into Sun

August 21, 2009 11:34 am | News | Comments

The Hayden Planetarium's new space show may be the most scientifically accurate and advanced planetarium show ever produced


Genomes Transferred between Branches of Life

August 21, 2009 10:38 am | News | Comments

Researchers at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI) have published results describing new methods in which the entire bacterial genome from Mycoplasma mycoides was cloned in a yeast cell


LabVantage Completes Acquisition of SQL-LIMS

August 21, 2009 10:28 am | News | Comments

LabVantage has completed the acquisition of Life Technologies’ SQL*LIMS business. Almost all of the SQL*LIMS employees have transferred to LabVantage


Historic Feynman Physics Lectures Available Online

August 18, 2009 5:09 am | News | Comments

An acclaimed lecture series by the iconic physicist Richard Feynman is now freely available to the general public for the first time


New Finds from Messel Pit: Gaping gila monsters, buzzing insects, clambering ungulates

August 17, 2009 12:17 pm | News | Comments

In the annual digs the Senckenberg Research Institute carries out in the Messel Pit, an average of 3,000 fossil remains are recovered from the shale at this UNESCO World Natural Heritage Site. Some particularly well-preserved fossils discovered in 2007 and 2008 were recently exhibited



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