How did higher life evolve? Brown algal genome opens new door to understanding multicellularity and photosynthesisJune 3, 2010 10:25 pm | by Science Daily | Comments
With the world's first complete sequencing of a brown algal genome, an international research team has made a big leap towards understanding the evolution of two key prerequisites for higher life on Earth -- multicellularity and photosynthesis. About 100 scientists and technicians, during...
A thick organic haze that enshrouded early Earth several billion years ago may have been similar to the haze now hovering above Saturn's largest moon, Titan, and would have protected primordial life on the planet from the damaging effects of ultraviolet radiation.
Scientists have located the ideal drill site for the first ever exploration of an Antarctic sub-glacial lake. Scientists have revealed the optimal drill site for exploring Lake Ellsworth, a sub-glacial lake comparable in size to England's Lake Windermere which is covered by three...
The number of native fish and aquatic insects, especially those that are pollution sensitive, declines in urban and suburban streams at low levels of development -- levels often considered protective for stream communities, according to a new study.
Being outside in nature makes people feel more alive, finds a series of studies. And that sense of increased vitality exists above and beyond the energizing effects of physical activity and social interaction that are often associated with our forays into the natural world.
Many machine manufacturers may be inadvertently relying on out-of-date standards to demonstrate compliance with the Machinery Directive, according to Laidler Associates.
An exhibition featuring equipment and technology demonstrations from a variety of Profibus and Profinet product and service suppliers is scheduled to take place in Stratford-upon-Avon on 29-30 June.
LONDON (Reuters) - European carbon emissions futures rose on Thursday, boosted by improved financial markets and a firmer oil price, traders said.
LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission issued Britain with a final warning over air quality standards in London and British overseas territory Gibraltar Thursday.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The official in charge of managing the U.S. response to the oil leak disaster in the Gulf of Mexico on Thursday downplayed the possibility of using a nuclear or other explosive device to try to seal off the well.
BOSTON (Reuters) - Even before BP Plc's massive oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico began in April, the company was losing its sterling reputation with fund managers focused on the environment.
VENICE, Louisiana (Reuters) - BP inched ahead on Thursday with a painstaking attempt to cap its ruptured oil well in the Gulf of Mexico and to safely siphon off some of the billowing crude in a high-stakes bid to curtail the 45-day-old deep-sea gusher
( CERN ) Following a workshop hosted by the CERN European particle physics laboratory in February, doctors and physicists today published a strategy for harnessing physics for health. Techniques developed for physics research have a long history of application in medicine. Today's...
( Science in China Press ) The Key Laboratory of High Confidence Software Technologies, Ministry of Education, in Beijing, China-Research, has shown that the emerging service based software development paradigm with community-of-interest as well as the infrastructural mechanisms.
( Science in China Press ) Joint source-channel coding/decoding (JSCC/JSCD) techniques have become state-of-the-art and one of the challenging research subjects in the spatial communication area. This paper addresses the basic principles of joint source-channel optimal design and...