Archive: 04/09/2008

Intellectual work induces excessive calorie intake

A Université Laval research team has demonstrated that intellectual work induces a substantial increase in calorie intake. The details of this discovery, which could go some way to explaining the current obesity epidemic, ...

dateSep 04, 2008 in Health
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Petascale climate modeling heats up

The development of powerful supercomputers capable of analyzing decades of data in the blink of an eye mark a technological milestone capable of bringing comprehensive changes to science, medicine, engineering, and business ...

dateSep 04, 2008 in Environment
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Keeping an eye on intruders

Electronic fingerprinting, iris scans, and signature recognition software are all becoming commonplace biometrics for user authentication and security. However, they all suffer from one major drawback - they can be spoofed ...

dateSep 04, 2008 in Other
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Hallucinations in the flash of an eye

Dominic H. ffytche at the Institute of Psychiatry in London reviews what we do know and moves the field forward, by introducing a new experimental approach to studying hallucinations as they occur.

dateSep 04, 2008 in Medical research
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Interactivity means more activity for students

The British government has invested more money in Interactive Whiteboards (IWBs) in its schools than any other government in the world. But is this huge investment worth it? Have the new data projection technologies allowed ...

dateSep 04, 2008 in Other
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