Archive for the ‘Technology’ Category

Cannibalism Quells Contagion Among Caterpillars

Cannibalistic caterpillars prevent disease from decimating their populations by removing infected individuals. Emily Schwing reports.

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Electric avenue

Where to with electric vehicles? Christchurch is introducing a fleet of electric cars, for business and public use. That’s adding about 100 new electric vehicles (“EV”) cars to the existing 3,000 in NZ. That’s less than 0.1% of the

Magnets Turn Viruses Into Bacteria-Killers

A team of international scientists has used phage-enhanced nanoparticles to kill bacteria that pollute water treatment systems.

IBM and Sony stuff 330 TB on a tiny tape

For the fifth time in just over a decade, IBM has set a new record for magnetic tape storage, as the New York-based computing giant has successfully captured 330 terabytes of uncompressed data – equal to more than 300 million books – onto a cartridge you can hold in your hand. According to The Verge, […]

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Curiouser and Curiouser

Astrophysicist and author Mario Livio ventures deep into the human mind in his new book WHY? What Makes Us Curious.

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