Tag: development

Charges going astray: New transfer paths for electrons discovered

Charges going astray: New transfer paths for electrons discovered

In the development of materials for energy production and distribution, knowledge of molecular processes in electrical charge transfer is fundamental. Scientists have once more discovered that nature provides interesting templates for long-range electr…

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Cosmetic chemical hinders brain development in tadpoles

Cosmetic chemical hinders brain development in tadpoles

A new study finds that low concentrations of the chemical methylisothiazolinone has subtle but measurable negative effects on the neural development of tadpoles. The chemical is found in some cosmetics, although the study does not provide any evidence …

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How Technological Justice Can Fight Global Poverty

How Technological Justice Can Fight Global Poverty

Simon Trace is the CEO of the international development charity Practical Action, which works to help poor people in the developing world use technology to transform their lives.

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Tracking genes’ remote controls: New method for observing enhancer activity during development

Tracking genes’ remote controls: New method for observing enhancer activity during development

Inside each cell’s nucleus, genetic sequences known as enhancers act like remote controls, switching genes on and off. Scientists can now see — and predict — exactly when each remote control is itself activated, in a real embryo.

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Almost perfect: A breakthrough in superlens development

Almost perfect: A breakthrough in superlens development

A new theoretical negative-index metamaterial works by overcoming the diffraction limit throughout the visible spectrum.

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For years in development, is Scribus 1.4.0 worth the wait?

For years in development, is Scribus 1.4.0 worth the wait?

| January 8, 2012 | 0 Comments

Open-head, cross-platform desktop publishing package Scribus 1.4.0 has been given a last, stable release, four years after the in the beginning developmental version saw the light of twenty-four hours. Over 2,000 feature requests and bugs require been resolved in this new loose, which, despite the relatively minor rendition number jump from 1.3.3.x, is a major new release. [...]

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Fish oil during pregnancy does not protect against excessive adipose tissue development, study suggests

Fish oil during pregnancy does not protect against excessive adipose tissue development, study suggests

Is obesity in infants “programmed” in the womb? Previously, researchers assumed that consumption of “bad” fats during pregnancy contribute to excessive infant adipose tissue growth and that “good” omega-3 fatty acids prevent expansive adipose tissue de…

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US weapons ‘wish list’ revealed

US weapons ‘wish list’ revealed

| January 4, 2012

A document allegedly detailing non-lethal weaponry in development by the US military is published online.

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Latest US military drone features 1.8 gigapixel camera

Latest US military drone features 1.8 gigapixel camera

The United States military has been making great strides with the development and use of unmanned drones  for some time now. Military drones are generally used to gather intel and perform reconnaissance missions into enemy territory or other hostile e…

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