Biology and science discoveries since 2006-2007

Speaking about the biology and science discoveries since 2006-2007, in November 2007, molecular biologist James Thomson (University of Wisconsin) and Shinya Yamanaka (Kyoto University) announced that they had managed to reprogram regular skin cells to behave just the same as embryonic stem cells that may allow scientists to create stem cells and not to destroy embryos. Right now the scientists have to face the ethical issues and the U.S. government opposition caused by embryonic stem-cell research.

The scientific work is coming through its early stages, and the scientists are not sure whether reprogrammed skin cells will be as useful as embryonic stem cells. Yet, stem-cell scientists believe that embryonic research must continue. Prior to the breakthrough made by Thomson and Yamanaka, scientists in Portland announced that they had managed for the first time to clone monkeys' embryonic stem cells, implying one more step closer to human stem-cell cloning.

Environment (01 Oct, 2007)
Antarctic Microbes to Tell about Past and Future of Climate Change
A new research, which was published in the journal Science, states that the mystery of glacial history of Antarctica may be solved with the help of plants, mites, springtails and worms. ...
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Science (11 Oct, 2007)
Computer Simulation Unveils Unexpected Process on the Surface of the Sun
Computer simulation showed an event not seen before on the surface of the sun: giant noise walls, moving across the surface with high velocity. ...
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Science (15 Oct, 2007)
The Nobel Prize 2007 Has Been Given Away
The six nominations of the Nobel Prize, namely in physics, medicine, chemistry, peace, literature and economics, have been given away to 13 awardees (12 individuals and one organization): 6 from the USA, 3 from Germany, 2 from the United Kingdom, and one from France and Switzerland each. ...
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Science (30 Sep, 2008)
Half of American Adults Haven't Heard Anything of Nanotechnology
According to a new poll conducted by Project on Emerging Nanotechnologies (PEN) and Peter D. Hart Research, about 50 percent of American adults have heard nothing about nanotechnology. ...
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Current Events (23 Nov, 2008)
The Shnobel Award - Directly From Harvard
As a tradition, before the Nobel week in Harvard, at the beginning of October this year, there also took place the 18th yearly Ceremony of Shnobel Awards. The Shnobel award is a special award given for researches that at first make you laugh and which only later make you think. ...
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Science (26 Dec, 2008)
Scientists Study a Sightless Man Unaware of Seeing
According to Swiss researchers, a local blind man could find his way through a maze despite the fact that he had no conscious feeling of seeing the things surrounding him. ...
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Technology (16 Jul, 2011)
Top 10 Inventions Made in USSR
During the Soviet era brought a lot of inventions, some of which changed the course of history others raised the bar in numerous fields, including engineering and medicine. ...
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Offbeat (03 Apr, 2007)
Russia's Internet Award Was Given Away
Russian's have their own way of celebrating the best web resources on the Russian Internet. They have an award, called "The ROTOR", which is given way every year to a series of best sites. ...
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Science (05 Apr, 2007)
The most important inventions and discoveries of the humanity
An American Community of Scientists has issued their list of most important inventions and discoveries, which have changed or influenced the development of humanity. ...
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Science (12 Apr, 2007)
Beautiful flirty women choose machos for procreation
Women are likely to choose masculine looking men when they are ready for fertilization but won't search for long-term relationships with them. However, her choice of the most suitable mate will change considerably depending on the perception of her own attractiveness, study says. ...
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Science (19 Apr, 2007)
New Electronic Display to Be Used on Clothes and Beer Cans

Scientists working on the international project are looking forward to bring the organic light emitting devices to the masses. Thus the invention could significantly cut costs by billions of dollars each year.

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Science (23 Apr, 2007)
Nano-nose to help identify illnesses
Vince Rotello and his team from the University of Massachusetts and Georgia Institute of technology develop a 'nano-nose' to find and identify different anomalies, i.e. illnesses in a human body. ...
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Science (24 Apr, 2007)
Worms and Humans Are One Family
Research proved that the worms and humans have the same origins, at lest their nervous systems do. While it was a fact that they have some common ancestors, yet now it was proved their nervous systems are forming in about the same way. ...
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Technology (12 Aug, 2010)
Latest Invention: Program that Identifies and Erases People from Google Street View
A graduate student from the University of California, San Diego, decided to invent software that can digitally remove people spotted on the street by Google Street View team. ...
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Environment (11 Jun, 2007)
Ten Unnoticed Effects of Global Warming
Global warming is, actually not only about thawing Arctic ices and rising temperatures all over the world, but it can have some effects, not everyone could think about. ...
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