Monthly Archives: January 2012
SINGAPORE—Singapore will offer training courses to help Myanmar modernize its economy and open itself further to foreign investment, under a pact between the two nations signed Monday.
By ENDA CURRAN SYDNEY—Australia needs to deploy more military forces along its northern coastline and seek more clarity on U.S. plans to station Marines in Darwin, the interim findings of a defense
Syria’s opposition has refused to hold talks to end the country’s escalating violence, after Russia said that Syrian authorities had said they were prepared to hold talks with the opposition in Moscow.
European leaders are meeting in Brussels, the Belgian capital and de facto capital of the European Union, for a fresh round of talks aimed at tackling the eurozone debt crisis, with Greece’s
By NOUR MALAS Syria’s government moved to defend the capital, the seat of President Bashar al-Assad’s power, as its military fought rebel troops around Damascus for a third day on Sunday and
Defending champion Novak Djokovic battled past Rafael Nadal in an epic, five-set Australian Open final which clocked in at 5hr 53min – the longest title match in grand slam history – early
South Sudan has said it will not restart oil production unless Sudan accepts a list of demands amid worries that the issue will spiral out of control.
Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal is in Jordan on his first official visit since he was forced to leave in 1999 for what authorities called “illicit and harmful” activities.
Combining computer modeling with observations, an international team of scientists concluded that anthropogenic CO2 emissions over the last 100 to 200 years have already raised ocean acidity far beyond the range of
Graphene is one of the wonders of the science world, with the potential to create foldaway mobile phones, wallpaper-thin lighting panels and the next generation of aircraft. The new finding at the
Led by the University of Leeds and the University of Porto in Portugal, the study is recently published in American Journal of Human Genetics and provides intriguing insight into the earliest stages
Tom Iliffe, professor of marine biology at the Texas A&M-Galveston campus, and graduate student Brett Gonzalez of Trabuco Canyon, Calif., examined three “blue holes” in the Bahamas and found that layers of
The scientists showed for the first time how the virus called “Lambda” evolved to find a new way to attack host cells, an innovation that took four mutations to accomplish. This virus
The specially engineered probiotic bacteria, like those found in many yogurts, were intravenously injected into mice with tumors, after which the researchers took full body bioluminescent images. The 3-D images revealed information
The finding supports a surprising new theory about memory, and may have a profound impact on explaining other oligomer-linked functions and diseases in the brain, including Alzheimer’s disease and prion diseases.
Damaged human heart muscle cannot be regenerated. Scar tissue grows in place of the damaged muscle cells. Scientists from the Max Planck Institute for Heart and Lung Research in Bad Nauheim are
The reason the Fourier transform is so prevalent is an algorithm called the fast Fourier transform (FFT), devised in the mid-1960s, which made it practical to calculate Fourier transforms on the fly.
The international team of scientists will publish the results of the experiment, carried out at the Vienna Center for Quantum Science and Technology (VCQ) at the University of Vienna and the Institute
Computer Simulations Revealing How Methane and Hydrogen Pack Into Gas Hydrates Could Enlighten Alternative Fuel Production and Carbon Dioxide Storage
The analysis is the first time researchers have accurately quantified the molecular-scale interactions between the gases — either hydrogen or methane, aka natural gas — and the water molecules that form cages
Exactly how people tick The interactions were fed into an “alphabet” by the researchers, “similar to how the genetic code of DNA was decoded 15 years ago,” says Thurner. “From this we