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Human Genome Found To Contain Quadruple Helix DNA Strands
2013-01-21 05:09:41

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online On the 60th anniversary of the publication of the paper describing the double-helix structure of DNA, researchers from Cambridge University reportedly have proven the existence of four-stranded “quadruple helix” DNA structures within the human genome. It was in 1953 that James D. Watson and Francis Crick, also of Cambridge University, published a paper which described the interweaving structure of the double-stranded...

2013-01-19 23:04:35

The latest issue of PS: Political Science & Politics (PS), published by Cambridge University Press, tackles threats facing the climate and the US higher education system, and recaps the accuracy of predictions for the 2012 presidential election published in the journal's final issue of 2012. Washington, DC (PRWEB) January 18, 2013 Experts from across the political science spectrum have contributed to the debate on all three issues, making for a lively and thought-provoking issue of the...

2013-01-07 08:34:55

CAMBRIDGE, England and KINGSTON, Ontario, January 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Intel(R), Plastic Logic and Queen's University work together to revolutionize tablet computing Watch out tablet lovers - a flexible paper computer developed at Queen's University in collaboration with Plastic Logic and Intel Labs will revolutionize the way people work with tablets and computers. The PaperTab tablet looks and feels just like a sheet...

How Does Salmonella Spread Through The Body?
2012-12-08 07:36:40

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online A study from Cambridge University researchers shines new light on exactly how Salmonella spreads throughout a person's body -- work that could help medical experts overcome roadblocks in the development of vaccines and other forms of therapy to help combat the disease-causing bacteria. By analyzing salmonellae, which are typically found growing inside of immune system cells during an infection, the researchers discovered the...

Artificial Intelligence Could Put Mankind At Risk
2012-11-26 05:28:31

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Machines rising up to enslave humanity and take over the world has been a popular theme in many science fiction works, but a new academic center in the works at Cambridge University will be dedicated to studying whether or not these kinds of potential technology-related threats could actually happen. According to Huffington Post reporter Sylvia Hui, the project, which has been dubbed the Center for the Study of Existential Risk...

Digital Encryption At The Quantum Level
2012-11-20 10:38:18

Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online Toshiba and Cambridge University have been working together to find a cheaper and more efficient way to protect networks from criminal thievery and spying. To find the answer, these two teams looked to quantum physics, landing on a solution which allows high-speed fiber cables to be just as secure as dedicated fiber optics lines. Though this advance will likely first appear in government and military networks, this method could...

Dog Walks Again Thanks To His Own Nose Cells
2012-11-19 14:13:48

[ Watch the Video: Dog Has Spinal Cord Regeneration ] Michael Harper for redOrbit.com — Your Universe Online More than just Man´s Best Friend, dogs also have incredible little wet noses. It´s widely believed that a dog´s sense of smell is 1,000 times better than a humans, thanks to hundreds of millions of olfactory receptors. While the smelling sense of a dog has been widely reported and is very well known, the canine nose may be even more powerful than we once...

2012-08-21 22:21:09

LONDON, August 22, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Global Grid for Learning (GGfL), provider of one of the world's largest collections of digital educational content, today announced it will be adding over 400,000 curriculum resources from Mary Evans Picture Library, Mirropix, I Like Music, Amdon, Cabri Maths, Maestro Learning and Cambridge Dictionary Online, to its fast growing online service aimed at schools. (Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120822/554786 )...

2012-06-18 06:30:18

STEVENAGE, England, June 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Innovative way of working for UK life sciences Stevenage Bioscience Catalyst (SBC), the UK's first open innovation bioscience campus, is pleased to announce that it will be the location of a centre of innovation for Cambridge University. Attracted by the collaborative environment being developed by SBC, its tenants and its stakeholders, and advantages such as proximity to GlaxoSmithKline (GSK), the...

2012-06-13 06:23:50

LONDON, June 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Last night's Channel 4 News programme highlighted how human moderation techniques are not working, especially for Habbo Hotel, an online game with 10,000,000 monthly unique users. The Met Police and many other online games for kids have already realised the problems of relying solely on human moderators and have instead opted to employ intelligent technology that has proven to be 98.4% accurate in identifying online predators looking...