Decoding the genome of Chlorella microalgae, a promising genus for biofuel production
- 10/11/5 19:00
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The analysis of the complete genome of Chlorella microalgae, a promising genus for biofuel production, has now been completed. The detailed elucidation of the Chlorella genome, also widely used as a food supplement, will make it possible to rationalize its industrial use. This analysis has also brought to light unexpected findings at the fundamental level: it suggests that Chlorella could have a...
Today's mystery bird for you to identify
Shares in Waterloo, Ont.-based BlackBerry maker Research In Motion fell three per cent on reports Dell Inc. plans to have its employees switch to its own phones.
Internet TV challenges cable for viewers
This mystery bird sometimes turns up in Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores and England.Mystery Bird photographed California, USA. [I will identify this bird for you in 48 hours]Image: Steve Duncan [velociraptorize].Nikon D200 w/ Nikkor 300mm f/4 & TC17E. This mystery bird sometimes turns up in Europe, with records from Spain, the Azores and England. This bird is very similar to an another...
NASA Postpones Shuttle Discovery Launch to Nov. 30 for Repairs
American TV subscribers are ditching their cable companies at an ever faster rate in the past few months, and many of them aren't signing up with a satellite or phone competitor instead.
Wireless e-car charger makes debut
SPACE.com - CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. A fuel
leak and crack on the space shuttle Discovery's huge external tank has forced NASA to
call off any attempts to launch before Nov. 30 the latest in a series of
delays for the spacecraft's final voyage.
'Prima donna' protein doesn't work well in pairs
Electric cars could soon charge wirelessly and automatically as they park - or even drive - over wireless chargers.
3 gulls found with jagged beer cans around necks
A new study by Rice University bioengineers finds that the workhorse proteins that move cargo inside living cells behave like prima donnas. The protein, called kinesin, is a two-legged molecular machine. Rice's scientists invented tools that could measure the pulling power of kinesin both singly and in pairs, and they report this week in Biophysical Journal that kinesins don't work well together...
A safety switch prevents a big bang
(AP) -- Three seagulls with jagged beer-can collar slipped around their necks have been discovered in the San Francisco area.
Coastal dolphins quieter than thought
German scientists developed a new method to prevent explosions due to electrical sparks. For this development and the successful technology transfer, they received this year's Technology Transfer Prize of the Chamber of Industry and Commerce, Braunschweig.
Consumer Reports: Kinect not 'racist'
Dolphins are thought to be able to communicate with each other over vast expanses of ocean, between distances as far as 15 miles apart. Studies of dolphin whistles have suggested that they should carry that far in water, which transmits sound much better than air does.
Engineers assessing Cassini spacecraft
(AP) -- Looking to debunk a report that Microsoft's new motion-sensing video game controller might be racist, Consumer Reports says it found no evidence that Kinect has problems recognizing users with darker skin.
Fish species stay alive on land with special skin
Engineers at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, Pasadena, Calif., are working to understand what caused NASA's Cassini spacecraft to put itself into "safe mode," a precautionary standby mode. Cassini entered safe mode around 4 p.m. PDT (7 p.m. EDT) on Tuesday, Nov. 2.
Gender has no place in the legal definition of parenthood, says family law expert
(PhysOrg.com) -- A new study shows how an amphibious fish stays alive for up to two months on land. It's all in the skin.
GOES-13 Satellite sees Hurricane Tomas lashing Haiti and eastern Cuba today
The continuing debate over same-sex marriage has put the issue of gender at the forefront of conversations about whom the law recognizes as a childs parents.
Italy to liberalise wifi access from 2011: minister
Tomas strengthened to hurricane status and is currently lashing Hispaniola and eastern Cuba today and the GOES-13 satellite provided a visible image of its extensive cloud cover.
Looking older than your age may not be a sign of poor health: study
Italy will liberalise public wifi access to the Internet from next year, Interior Minister Roberto Maroni said Friday, referring to a much-criticised law restricting wifi connections for security reasons.
Moved by religion: Mexican cavefish develop resistance to toxin
Even though most adults want to avoid looking older than their actual age, research led by St. Michael's Hospital shows that looking older does not necessarily point to poor health. The study found that a person needed to look at least 10 years older than their actual age before assumptions about their health could be made.
New statistical model moves human evolution back 3 million years
A centuries-old religious ceremony of an indigenous people in southern Mexico has led to small evolutionary changes in a local species of fish, according to researchers from Texas A&M University.
New strategy to eliminate malaria
Evolutionary divergence of humans from chimpanzees likely occurred some 8 million years ago rather than the 5 million year estimate widely accepted by scientists, a new statistical model suggests.
Not all clones the same
UCSF global health experts have outlined a new strategy and action plan to help countries eliminate malaria and bring the world closer to global eradication of the deadly disease.
Obama to launch clean energy initiative in India
Despite their name, not all clones are created equal. This is especially true for the products of somatic cell nuclear transfer (SCNT), which entails the transplantation of the nucleus from a mature somatic cell, or non-reproductive cell, into an oocyte, or immature female ovum, whose nucleus has been removed. The result is a genomically reprogrammed cell that has been tricked into...
Real-time physician electronic alerts reduce unnecessary blood testing in elderly patients
US President Barack Obama and India are expected to launch a joint initiative on clean energy, eyeing economic opportunities in an area that has long divided the two countries.
Replacing faulty neurons
An electronic message sent to physicians the moment they ordered a blood test for elderly patients reduced unnecessary use of the test that is often false-positive for the elderly, according to a paper published in the November edition of American Journal of Managed Care.
Selected hens give new genetic insights
Researchers from the RIKEN Center for Developmental Biology, Kobe, have shown that neurons called Purkinje cells can not only be generated from embryonic stem (ES) cells, but can also become fully integrated into existing neuronal circuits when transplanted into the brains of mouse fetuses.
Studies of heavy, fast-growing hens and small, slow-growing hens provide important new knowledge on the origin of the genetic variation that has enabled them to adapt rapidly to new extreme environments. This is shown by new research findings published in the online scientific periodical PLOS Genetics.