Science News Archive - August 02, 2011
Vacant parking spaces in town are thin on the ground.
Regular LEDs can be turned into optical WLAN with only a few additional components thanks to visible light communication (in short, VLC).
New robot boasts the latest in sensor technology, promises a brighter future for Japan's elderly populationTokyo, Aug 2, 2011 - (ACN Newswire) - A new robot using high-precision tactile sensors and flexible motor control technology has taken Japan one step closer to its goal of providing high-quality care for its growing elderly population.
Dr Xiao-Qi Zhou and colleagues at the University of Bristol's Centre for Quantum Photonics and the University of Queensland, Australia, have shown that controlled operations â€” ones that are implemented on the condition that a "control bit" is in the state 1 â€” can be dramatically simplified compared to the standard approach.
A new report from the National Research Council presents a framework for incorporating sustainability into the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency's principles and decision making.
Changes in ocean chemistry due to increased carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions are expected to damage shellfish populations around the world, but some nations will feel the impacts much sooner and more intensely than others.
The new Alkek Center for Molecular Discovery builds on and expands Baylor College of Medicine's established program in proteomics and adds a new developmental program in metabolomics (which refers to the metabolism in a cell and the products of that activity called metabolites) to advance studies of obesity, diabetes, heart disease and cancer.
A pathogen that attacks the small intestines of humans and animals is serving as the inspiration for developing robots that can fight disease and aid in military operations.
Researchers have developed a new method to probe the fundamental workings of photosynthesis.
Soil-dwelling bacteria of the genus Frankia have the potential to produce a multitude of natural products, including antibiotics, herbicides, pigments, anticancer agents, and other useful products.