Bookmarks for 2011-04-25

April 25th, 2011 | brainjuice

  • Scientists create stable, self-renewing neural stem cells
    "…a game-changing advance in stem cell science: the creation of long-term, self-renewing, primitive neural precursor cells from human embryonic stem cells (hESCs) that can be directed to become many types of neuron without increased risk of tumor formation."
    (tags:med )
  • How Bacteria Could Generate Radio waves – Technology Review
    "It is well known that bacterial and other types of cells use electromagnetic waves at higher frequencies to communicate as well as to send and store energy. If cells can also generate radio waves, there's no reason to think they wouldn't exploit this avenue too."
    (tags:sci )
  • Chemists fabricate ‘impossible’ material
    "When atoms combine to form compounds, they must follow certain bonding and valence rules. For this reason, many compounds simply cannot exist. But there are some compounds that, although they follow the bonding and valence rules, still are thought to not exist because they have unstable structures. Scientists call these compounds "impossible compounds." Nevertheless, some of these impossible compounds have actually been fabricated…"
    (tags:sci )

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