Researchers alter mosquito genome with goal of controlling disease
- 13/3/22 01:48
Serious mental illness no barrier to weight loss success
With a technique called TALENS, scientists used a pair of engineered proteins to disrupt a targeted gene in the mosquito genome, changing the eye color of ensuing generations of the insect. The method might help scientists find ways control disease transmission.
- 13/3/22 01:48
Why the monarch butterfly migration may be endangered
Through a program that teaches simple nutrition messages and involves both counseling and regular exercise classes, people with serious mental illness can make healthy behavioral changes and achieve significant weight loss.
Africa is land of opportunity for Microsoft
A perfect storm of problems threatens the magnificent monarch butterfly migration between Canada and Mexico. Efforts are underway to help the monarchs.
BlackBerry CEO says iPhone is outdated
When Microsoft announced recently that it was starting a big push to grow its market in Africa, it cited the continent's big growth opportunities, calling Africa a "game changer in the global economy."
Computer simulations yield clues to how cells interact with surroundings
The chief executive of BlackBerry-maker Research In Motion says Apple's iPhone is outdated.
Dell buyout intrigue heightens as deadline looms (Update)
(Phys.org) —Your cells are social butterflies. They constantly interact with their surroundings, taking in cues on when to divide and where to anchor themselves, among other critical tasks.
IBM researchers find new molecular technique to charge memory chips
Michael Dell is about to find out if other bidders think his company is worth more than he does.
Marriage of technologies makes drivers greener
IBM today announced a materials science breakthrough at the molecular level that could pave the way for a new class of non-volatile memory and logic chips that would use less power than today's silicon devices like cell phones. Rather than using conventional electrical means to charge today's semiconductors, IBM's scientists discovered a new way to power chips using tiny ionic currents, which are...
Researcher says Samsung will release patch for lockscreen hole
(Phys.org) —Following a slight modification of the old adage "If you can't beat them join them," a Simon Fraser University researcher says that if you marry plug-in electric vehicles with green technology, you have a winner.
Samsung reportedly developing smart wristwatch
(Phys.org) —A security researcher, describing some of his about-me features as "mobile enthusiast" and "Linux fiddler," this week discovered a security hole on an Android Samsung phone. In a March 20 posting on his blog, Terence Eden said he found a hole that would allow hackers to gain control of a phone's apps, dialer, and settings, and, here's the kicker, even though the phone is locked with...
Stone ships show signs of maritime network in Baltic Sea region 3,000 years ago
Just like Apple, Samsung is working on a smart wristwatch that it hopes to begin selling as soon as possible.
Camo Bugs & Gorgeous Genitalia Dominate Ecology Photo Contest
In the middle of the Bronze Age, around 1000 BC, the amount of metal objects increased dramatically in the Baltic Sea region. Around the same time, a new type of stone monument, arranged in the form of ships, started to appear along the coasts. New research from the University of Gothenburg, Sweden shows that the stone ships were built by maritime groups.
Birds killed flying into Toronto buildings on display at ROM
Fighting elephant seals, camouflaged bugs and "riotously colored flower genitalia" are among the subjects of the winners of the 2013 BMC Ecology image...
Bat Virus Kills Boy: Will the Public Panic?
The Royal Ontario Museum opened an exhibit on Thursday using the bodies of about 2,400 birds that died in collisions with buildings in downtown Toronto.
Lockheed Martin Harnesses Quantum Technology
A bat virus has killed an 8-year-old boy in Australia, and medical experts are concerned that contact with bats may cause the disease to...
- NYT > Science
- 13/3/22 00:52
BlackBerry CEO calls iPhone outdated
Lockheed Martin will make commercial use of quantum computing, which could solve some business and science problems millions of times faster than can be done today.
SpaceX's New Rocket Engine Cleared for Private Launches
The chief executive of BlackBerry says Apple's iPhone is outdated, a day before the new touchscreen BlackBerry goes on sale in the U.S.
SpaceX's next-generation rocket engine is ready to fly and will likely power a commercial space launch for the first time this summer, company officials announced Wednesday (March...
THURSDAY 21. MARCH 2013
As Pollution Worsens in China, Solutions Succumb to Infighting
- NYT > Science
- 13/3/21 23:25
A closer look at LDCM's first scene
Even as top officials admit the severity of China’s environmental woes, conflict within the government is one of the biggest obstacles to enacting stronger policies.
Researchers alter mosquito genome in step toward controlling disease
Turning on new satellite instruments is like opening new eyes. This week, the Landsat Data Continuity Mission (LDCM) released its first images of Earth, collected at 1:40 p.m. EDT on March 18. The first image shows the meeting of the Great Plains with the Front Ranges of the Rocky Mountains in Wyoming and Colorado. The natural-color image shows the green coniferous forest of the mountains coming...
What makes SKorea cyberattacks so hard to trace?
Virginia Tech researchers successfully used a gene disruption technique to change the eye color of a mosquito—a critical step toward new genetic strategies aimed at disrupting the transmission of diseases such as dengue fever.
Mega-eruptions Caused Mass Extinction, Study Finds
The attacks that knocked South Korean banks offline this week appear to be the latest examples of international "cyberwar." But among the many ways that digital warfare differs from conventional combat: there's often no good way of knowing who's behind an attack.
PETA in a Dogfight over its Euthanasia Practices
Eruptions that ripped apart continents in the Triassic also caused mass extinctions, says a new study.
YouTube, Twitter Mark Social Media Milestones
People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals (PETA) euthanized almost 90 percent of the animals sheltered at the group's headquarters in Norfolk, Va., in 2012, and the organization is taking heat for it.
- Sci-Tech Today
- 13/3/21 22:37
It's a big day for social media. Twitter turned 7 years old and YouTube has hit a billion monthly users. Which is more significant?
Twitter has enjoyed meteoric growth and the platform is still growing. Twitter reports well over 200 million active users creating more than 400 million tweets every day.
"As we've grown, Twitter has become a true global town square -- a public place to hear...