The cell’s postal system | Evolution news

The cell-building system is elegantly designed to produce proteins and other complex molecules, which then have to get to the right places. Small cells like bacteria can probably do this by diffusion, but larger eukaryotic cells need a directed delivery system. As a result, eukaryotes have efficient engines to transport …

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A start-up plans to digitize your postal mail

A glaring omission in the list of services transformed by the Internet: Postal mail. A start-up, Outbox, try to change this by scanning your mail. For $ 5 a month, you can skip trips to the mailbox and sorting and recycling your mail, and instead view and organize all your …

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Towards a solvent US postal system

Tad DeHaven is a budget analyst at the Cato Institute and co-editor of www.downsizinggovernment.org. Here he is calling on policymakers to privatize the USPS. Recent history shows that government efforts to micromanage the industry range from needless to catastrophic – be it green power, automakers, the housing market. No wonder, …

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Mail Stickers like Street Art: The Picture Show: NPR

“I don’t think the Postal Service understood that,” photographer Martha Cooper said over the phone. That is to say: officials did not understand that street artists are steal postage stickers by the dozen for graffiti and street art. In fact, it’s not even really theft because you can go to …

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