genomics

DNAClose to Meeting the 2015 target of Halving the 1990 Percent Malnourished

Economic growth is necessary but not sufficient to accelerate reduction of hunger and malnutrition. Progress has been made against world hunger. However, the number of people suffering from chronic undernourishment is still unacceptably high, and eradication of hunger remains a …

cancerSmartphone Screens Will be Made out of Sapphire

Manufactured sapphire—a material that’s used as transparent armor on military vehicles—could become cheap enough to replace the glass display covers on mobile phones. That could mean smartphone screens that don’t crack when you drop them and can’t be scratched with …

economic impactIEDM preview: Intel’s 22nm mobile technology and more

1. ZDNet – At IEDM, the main attraction this year is a talk by Intel on 22nm SoC technology using its 3-D transistors, generally known as FinFETs, for mobile processors. Intel’s Ivy Bridge Core processors for laptops, desktops and servers …

biotechnologyHybrid printing of mechanically and biologically improved constructs for cartilage tissue engineering applications

A new tissue printer can print cartilage. Bioprinting is an emerging technique used to fabricate viable, 3D tissue constructs through the precise deposition of cells and hydrogels in a layer-by-layer fashion. Despite the ability to mimic the native properties of …

alzheimer'sNext-generation Toyota Small Hybrid Concept

Toyota Motor Corp unveiled the “FT-Bh” a lightweight, next generation small gasoline-electric hybrid concept car, here today at the 82nd Geneva International Motor Show By pursuing weight reduction, a more-efficient powertrain and reduced air resistance, the FT-Bh boasts a fuel …

futureMysterious Structures In Chinese Desert seem to be for spy satellite callibration and radar testing

Jonathon Hill, a research technician at the Mars Space Flight Facility at Arizona State University, who works with images of the Martian surface taken by rovers and satellites, as well as data from Earth-orbiting NASA instruments has provided some explanation …

cancerResearchers engineer new way to inhibit allergic reactions without side effects

Researchers from the University of Notre Dame have announced a breakthrough approach to allergy treatment that inhibits food allergies, drug allergies and asthmatic reactions without suppressing a sufferer’s entire immunological system. The therapy centers on a special molecule the researchers …

algaeCO2 Ice Deposits in the South Pole of Mars are 30 times larger than previous estimates

(A) Polar stereographic map of the south polar region of Mars, showing where reflection-free zones (RFZ) were mapped on 118 SHARAD ground tracks, overlain on a Mars Orbiter Laser Altimeter (MOLA) shaded relief map. Analysis shows 30 times moer CO2 …

diseaseChina 210 MWe pebble bed reactor starts construction April, 2011

China suspension of new nuclear reactor licensing does not impact already approved nuclear reactors. In an exclusive interview with the China Business News, Mu Zhanying, president of China Nuclear Engineering Group (CNEG) Co., said construction of the Rongcheng plant would …

genomicsMicrofluidic device rapidly orients hundreds of embryos for high-throughput experiment

This is a photograph of a penny next to the microfluidic device designed by Hang Lu, an associate professor in the Georgia Tech School of Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering, to automatically orient hundreds of embryos to prepare them for research. …