New DNA-based Technique For Assembly Of Nano- And Micro-sized Particles
Wild Male Chimpanzees Use Stolen Food To Win Over The Opposite Sex
Scientists have developed a new method for controlling the self-assembly of nanometer and micrometer-sized particles. The method, based on designed DNA shells that coat a particle's surface, can be used to manipulate the structure -- and therefore the properties and potential uses -- of numerous materials that may be of interest to industry.
Bush aide says warming man-made
They say that the way to a man's heart is through his stomach and the same could be said for female chimpanzees. Researchers studying wild chimps in West Africa have discovered that males pinch desirable fruits from local farms and orchards as a means of attracting female mates.
Second foot and mouth outbreak
The US chief scientist John Marburger says climate change is almost certainly down to human activities.
Russian biologist under investigation
Cattle culled from a second farm in Egham, Surrey, tested positive for foot-and-mouth disease, it is confirmed.
Dermatologists identify North Texas leishmaniasis outbreak
AP - Security agents are investigating a Russian scientist for allegedly trying to smuggle out of Russia materials that could be used in building a biological or bacteriological weapon, the scientist and his co-workers said Friday.
Google Launches Global Privacy Crusade
A team of dermatologists and dermatopathologists at UT Southwestern Medical Center has identified nine North Texas cases of an infectious skin disease common in South America, Mexico and in the Middle East, where it is sometimes referred to as a Baghdad boil.
Japan says lunar orbiter launch a success
(AP) -- Drawing upon its clout as the Internet's most powerful company, Google Inc. is calling on businesses and regulators throughout the world to adopt international standards for protecting consumer privacy online and offline.
NASA keeps eye on ozone layer amid Montreal Protocol's success
Japan's first lunar orbiter successfully blasted into space Friday on the most extensive mission to investigate the moon since the US Apollo programme began nearly four decades ago, officials said.
Nonstick chewing gum to become a reality
NASA scientists will join researchers from around the world to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Montreal Protocol, an international treaty designed to reduce the hole in Earth's protective ozone layer. The United Nations Environment Program will host the meeting from Sept. 23-26 in Athens, Greece. NASA scientists study climate change and research the timing of the recovery of the ozone layer.
Nuclear physicists examine oxygen's limits
Easy-to-remove chewing gum is to become a reality, thanks to a major technological breakthrough. The announcement will be made this week at the BA Festival of Science in York, UK.
Progress in understanding the malarial parasite
Physicists at the National Superconducting Cyclotron Laboratory (NSCL) at Michigan State University have made a unique measurement of an exotic oxygen nucleus, leading scientists one step closer to deciphering the behavior of the element at its limits of existence.
Researchers discover correlation between GERD and obesity in females
About 2 million people die of malaria every year, of which more than a million are children in sub-Saharan Africa. Malaria is caused by a protozoan parasite belonging to the genus Plasmodium, and Plasmodium falciparum is responsible for the most severe form of malaria. Due to the increasing incidence of resistance to existing drugs, there is a growing need to discover new and more effective drugs against malaria.
Returning personal effects in a bin liner must stop, says researcher
A group of scientists recently discovered an association between being overweight and a disease called gastro-esophageal reflux disease (GERD) in women.
Study Sees Cities' Air Quality Worsening
The personal effects of the victims of disasters and terrorist attacks are sometimes returned to relatives in bin liners or withheld for spurious health and safety reasons, says a researcher speaking at the Death, dying & disposal conference organised by the University of Bath today.
Team IDs binocular vision gene
(AP) -- A study released Thursday predicts more bad air days in the summer for Cleveland, Columbus and eight other eastern U.S. cities if global warming continues unabated.
Seismologists Warn Indonesian Quakes May Get Worse
In work that could lead to new treatments for sensory disorders in which people experience the strange phenomena of seeing better with one eye covered, MIT researchers report that they have identified the gene responsible for binocular vision.
Farm disease restrictions eased
Scientists fear that this weeks series of powerful earthquakes in Indonesia may just be precursors to a much larger quake similar to the one that triggered the 2004 tsunami.
Scientists warn of 'vocal terror'
Restrictions are eased on animal movements in Wales and Scotland following the foot-and-mouth outbreak.
Google to finance moon challenge contest
Computer simulations of the voice are becoming so good that they might pose security concerns, a scientist warns.
An 'offal' meal for Idaho trout
AP - Google Inc. is bankrolling a $30 million contest that could significantly boost the commercial space industry and spur the first non-governmental flight to the moon.
Fight Against Germs May Fuel Allergy Increase
AP - Cow manure and fish guts and maggots. It could all soon be dinner if you're an Idaho rainbow trout.
A Rose Is A Rózsa Is A ...: Image-search Tool Speaks Hundreds Of Languages
Kids needs time around dirt and dogs to avoid allergies later in life, some researchers think.
Is Social Networking Changing The Face Of Friendship?
Although pictures can be appreciated in any language, digital image searches are often lost in translation. A new multilingual search tool, PanImages, makes the universal appeal of pictures available to all. A new multilingual search tool makes the universal appeal of pictures available to all. PanImages allows people to search for images on the Web using hundreds of languages.
New Technique Detects Protein Changes With High Sensitivity And Selectivity
Online social networks tend to be far larger than their real-life counterparts, but online users say they have about the same number of close friends as the real-life average person. The advent of online social networking sites like Myspace and Facebook is changing the average number of friends people have, with some users befriending literally thousands of others, according to researchers.
Scientists describe a new technique that can detect how proteins undergo changes inside a cell. The technique promises to improve our understanding of how proteins inside cells work and identify how some proteins are not modified properly in common diseases such as cancer and cardiovascular diseases.