Home-made honey could fight superbugs
New electric diwheel hints at future of city transportation
Cardiff University researchers and the National Botanic Garden of Wales are appealing for help in building up a DNA profile of the nations honey. They hope to use the information to identify plants which could fight antibiotic-resistant bacteria such as the superbug MRSA. The honey project could also help fight the diseases currently attacking Britains bees.
New guidelines for diagnosis and management of hyperthyroid
(PhysOrg.com) -- In a bit of technical wizardry, students from the University of Adelaide, Australia, have devised and built an electric diwheel, that with modification, could possibly solve inner city transportation problems. The team, comprised of 14 mechanical engineering students, has taken the idea of a diwheel and quite literally, turned it on its head, and in the process have created a...
SACLA X-ray free electron laser sets new record
New clinical guidelines developed by an expert panel that include 100 evidence-based recommendations for optimal care of patients with hyperthyroidism and other causes of thyrotoxicosis are presented in the current issue of Thyroid, a peer-reviewed journal published by Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.
Spanish police website attacked after hacker arrests
RIKEN and the Japan Synchrotron Radiation Research Institute (JASRI) have successfully produced a beam of X-ray laser light with a wavelength of 1.2 Angstroms, the shortest ever measured. This record-breaking light was created using SACLA, a cutting-edge X-ray Free Electron Laser (XFEL) facility unveiled by RIKEN in February 2011 in Harima, Japan. SACLA (SPring-8 Angstrom Compact free electron...
Yukon fossils reveal oldest armoured organism
Spain's National Police say hackers blocked its website briefly in apparent retaliation for the arrest of three suspected members of the international activist group Anonymous.
Brlusconi says nuclear energy 'probably' out
Fossils of microscopic organisms that lived in the Yukon 800 million years ago are the oldest evidence ever found of living things using minerals to form a hard shell.
Angels, Not Psychics, Gave False Murder Tip
AP - Premier Silvio Berlusconi conceded Monday that Italy will "probably" have to give up plans to revive nuclear energy in a tacit acknowledgment that referendums challenging government policies have...
Chileans living near volcano urged to stay away
The woman who misled Texas police insists that she never claimed to be psychic -- only a prophet of God.
China's launch of key high-speed railway imminent
(AP) -- Chilean officials ordered most residents already evacuated from homes near an erupting volcano to stay in shelters and with family and friends Sunday due to the threat of deadly landslides. The ash spread across the Pacific, prompting authorities to suspend flights in Australia and New Zealand.
Comcast's $4.4B Olympian bid a bold online bet
China's much-anticipated high-speed railway linking Beijing and Shanghai is set to open this month, the government said Monday, shrugging off safety concerns after a recent corruption scandal.
Comfort or conflict: Earlier Down syndrome test
(AP) -- NBC lost more than $200 million the last time it showed the Winter Olympics, and it's bracing for similar losses in London next year.
Could prenatal DNA testing open Pandora's box?
(AP) -- The results of the blood test revealed only a risk, but when she saw them, she still threw up. Now she had to find out for sure.
Debt-hit Greece sees profit in air pollution: report
(AP) -- Imagine being pregnant and taking a simple blood test that lays bare the DNA of your fetus. And suppose that DNA could reveal not only medical conditions like Down syndrome, but also things like eye color and height. And the risk for developing depression or Alzheimer's disease. And the chances of being gay.
Faster computer graphics
Greece could earn up to 170 million euros for its cash-strapped treasury from a trade of greenhouse-gas emission allowances on the Athens stock exchange, a report said Sunday.
For water researchers, an atmosphere full of questions
Photographs of moving objects are almost always a little blurry or a lot blurry, if the objects are moving rapidly enough. To make their work look as much like conventional film as possible, game and movie animators try to reproduce this blur. But counterintuitively, producing blurry images is actually more computationally complex than producing perfectly sharp ones.
German port's future blowing in the wind
A Gulfstream turboprop sits on the McClellan Airport runway under gray, gloomy skies. Kim Prather has waited two weeks for this day.
Germany still seeking reason for E. coli outbreak
The small German port of Cuxhaven is betting its future on North Sea wind, promoting itself as a base for new offshore wind farms as the country embarks on a bid to scrap nuclear power.
Heart drug 'safe for kidney patients'
(AP) -- German authorities said Sunday that they haven't yet been able to resolve how sprouts at a farm became contaminated with an aggressive strain of E. coli that has been blamed for 35 deaths.
House built from a passion for green
(Medical Xpress) -- The full results of a trial show that people with chronic kidney disease can reduce their heart risk by taking a combination drug that lowers levels of bad cholesterol.
Interview: Dr. Ben Goertzel on Artificial General Intelligence, Transhumanism and Open Source (Part 2/2)
Melissa Rappaport Schifman just wanted to do the right thing. She never imagined it would take a 342-page manual and three years of her life.
New Criteria Predict Treatment Success for Recurring Head and Neck Cancers
(PhysOrg.com) -- Dr. Ben Goertzel is Chairman of Humanity+; CEO of AI software company Novamente LLC and bioinformatics company Biomind LLC; leader of the open-source OpenCog Artificial General Intelligence (AGI) software project; Chief Technology Officer of biopharma firm Genescient Corp.; Director of Engineering of digital media firm Vzillion Inc.; Advisor to the Singularity University and...
Researchers discover a new biochemical pathway to producing ribose
(Medical Xpress) -- Researchers at the Duke Cancer Institute and the University of Chicago have found a way to identify the one in four patients with recurring head and neck cancers who are most likely to benefit from a second round of chemotherapy and radiation.
Researchers find 'needle in a haystack' as lakebed yields microscopic clues about submerged archeological sites
A researcher from the University of Toronto Faculty Of Medicines Donnelly Centre for Cellular and Biomolecular Research is part of an international team which has discovered a new metabolic pathway for the production of ribose, a key component of RNA and DNA, providing new insight into the fundamental pathways that organisms utilize to grow and divide.
After drilling for clues under the bed of a lake in south-eastern Ontario, a McMaster researcher has turned up evidence of human activity that has been submerged since water covered it thousands of years ago.