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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


Moving Forward on Fission Surface Power Technology

August 17, 2009 10:56 am | News | Comments

NASA and the Department of Energy are researching technologies that could enable possible use of nuclear power on the surface of the moon and Mars


Using DNA Scaffolding to Build Tiny Circuit Boards

August 17, 2009 10:25 am | News | Comments

Researchers have made an advancement in combining lithographic patterning with self assembly — a method to arrange DNA origami structures on surfaces compatible with today’s semiconductor manufacturing equipment


Firing the Imagination for a Space Elevator

August 17, 2009 10:05 am | News | Comments

Today, a trip into space is a bone-crunching, rocket-roaring ride with a multi-billion dollar price tag. Tomorrow, it might be a smooth, 62,000-mile elevator ride, cheap enough for the masses


Active Cloaking may Shield from Seismic, Tsunami Waves

August 17, 2009 7:07 am | News | Comments

Mathematicians have developed a new cloaking method that someday might shield submarines from sonar, planes from radar, buildings from earthquakes, and oil rigs and coastal structures from tsunamis


'Smell of Death’ could Help Recover Bodies

August 17, 2009 6:54 am | News | Comments

In an advance toward the first portable device for detecting human bodies buried in disasters and at crime scenes, forensic scientists report early results from a project to establish the chemical fingerprint of death


NASA Ares I-X Test Rocket Assembly Completed

August 17, 2009 6:42 am | News | Comments

For the first time in more than a quarter-century, a new space vehicle stands ready in NASA's Kennedy Space Center Vehicle Assembly Building


Tiniest Nanolaser Key to Future Optical Computers

August 17, 2009 6:30 am | News | Comments

Researchers have created the tiniest laser since its invention nearly 50 years ago, paving the way for a host of innovations, including superfast computers that use light instead of electrons to process information, advanced sensors and imaging



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