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  • Scientists Discover New Clues To Regeneration: How Flatworms Regrow Heads
    By on July 26, 2013 | Comments Off  Comments

    An anonymous reader writes “Regeneration is one of the most useful skills that an organism can possess. Lizards can regrow their tails and starfish can regrow and entire part of themselves if they’re cut to pieces. Yet scientists have long wondered why some creatures possess this ability while others don’t. That’s why they decided to examine the process of regeneration, looking at the masters of this particular adaptation: flatworms.”


  • Feds Discover 1,000 More Government Data Centers
    By on October 13, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    1sockchuck writes “The US government has 2,094 data centers, nearly 1,000 more than previous estimates, according to an updated inventory by federal agencies. The finding underscores the scope of the challenge facing the Obama administration as it seeks to streamline the government’s IT infrastructure in a massive data center consolidation.”

    Read more of this story at Slashdot.


  • Cambridge researchers discover why laptops catch fire
    By on May 21, 2010 | Comments Off  Comments

    It’s all to do with the growth of metal fibers in the batteries. These fibers are known as dendrites and when lithium batteries are charged up quickly or repeatedly, tiny lithium dendrites form on the carbon anodes, causing short circuits — which in turn cause the device to rapidly overheat and catch fire.


  • Scientists Discover How DNA Is Folded Within the Nucleus
    By on October 15, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    mikael writes “Sciencedaily.com is reporting that scientists have discovered how DNA is folded within the nucleus of a cell such that active genes remain accessible without becoming tangled. The first observation is that genes are actually stored in two locations. The first location acts as a cache where all active genes are kept. The second location is a denser storage area where inactive genes are kept. The second observation is that all genes are (more…)

  • Researchers Discover “Magnetic Current”
    By on October 15, 2009 | Comments Off  Comments

    fsouto writes “Researchers have discovered a magnetic equivalent to electricity. From the article, ‘The phenomenon, dubbed “magnetricity,” could be used in magnetic storage or in computing. Magnetic monopoles were first predicted to exist over a century ago, as a perfect analogue to electric charges. Although there are protons and electrons with net positive and negative electric charges, there were no particles in existence which carry magnetic charges. (more…)