Monthly Archives: February 2013

Graphene Breakthrough — One Photon Can Be Converted Into Multiple Electrons – CleanTechnica

A paradigm shift in the materials industry is likely within the near-future as a variety of unique materials replaces those that we commonly use today, such as plastics. Among these new materials, graphene stands out. The single-atom-thick sheet of pure … Continue reading

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Bees Can Sense the Electric Fields of Flowers – Phenomena: Not Exactly Rocket Science

Dominic Clarke and Heather Whitney from the University of Bristol have shown that bumblebees can sense the electric field that surrounds a flower. They can even learn to distinguish between fields produced by different floral shapes, or use them to … Continue reading

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A sensational breakthrough: the first bionic hand that can feel – Science – News – The Independent

The first bionic hand that allows an amputee to feel what they are touching will be transplanted later this year in a pioneering operation that could introduce a new generation of artificial limbs with sensory perception. via A sensational breakthrough: … Continue reading

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Scientists Identify Protein that Blocks HIV, Ebola, Nipah, Other Pathogenic Viruses | Medicine | Sci-News.com

U.S. scientists led by Prof Genhong Cheng of the University of California Los Angeles have identified a natural protein with broad virus-fighting properties that could be used against deadly pathogenic viruses such as HIV, Ebola, Rift Valley Fever, Nipah and … Continue reading

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NPR.org » Folic Acid For Pregnant Mothers Cuts Kids’ Autism Risk

The link between folic acid and autism risk is especially striking because the supplement is so cheap and easy to get, Lipkin says. “The notion that a very simple, nontoxic food supplement could reduce your risk is profound,” he says.There … Continue reading

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Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning in France | Reuters

A French court on Monday declared U.S. biotech giant Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning of a French farmer, a judgment that could lend weight to other health claims against pesticides. via Monsanto guilty of chemical poisoning in France | Reuters.

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Genetically engineered virus kills liver cancer

A genetically-engineered virus tested in 30 terminally-ill liver cancer patients significantly prolonged their lives, killing tumours and inhibiting the growth of new ones, scientists reported on Sunday. via Genetically engineered virus kills liver cancer.

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Small-molecule drug drives cancer cells to suicide : Nature News & Comment

Cancer researchers have pinned down a molecule that can kick-start the body’s own tumour-destroying systems, triggering cell death in cancerous but not healthy tissue in mice. via Small-molecule drug drives cancer cells to suicide : Nature News & Comment.

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Kepler Space Telescope Data Reveals Billions Of Earth-Like Planets Near Earth

If ET phones home today, his long distance charge might not be as much as people believed when Steven Spielberg’s classic film came out three decades ago.That’s because recent data from NASA’s Kepler space telescope suggests that billions of Earth-like … Continue reading

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