Archive: 05/05/2011

Mark Zuckerberg becomes a home owner: report

A local newspaper on Thursday reported that Facebook co-founder Mark Zuckerberg is giving up life as a renter for a posh house a short drive from the social network's new Silicon Valley campus.

May 05, 2011
5 / 5 (1) 1

Nanoparticle boosted T-cells take on cancer

(PhysOrg.com) -- According to a study in Nature, Darrell Irvine from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and his team members have found a way to boost the natural immune system when it comes to fighting cancer by arm ...

May 05, 2011 report
5 / 5 (2) 0 | with audio podcast

The $25 educational PC

(PhysOrg.com) -- Have you ever played Elite? What about games in the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, Thrillville, Lost Winds, or Kinectimals? If so, then you have enjoyed the work of David Braben. Mr. Braben ...

May 05, 2011 weblog
4.9 / 5 (15) 12 | with audio podcast

Why does rain keep bats grounded?

(PhysOrg.com) -- In a new study published in Biology Letters, researcher Christian Voigt from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Germany details their findings on Sowell’s short-tailed bats a ...

May 05, 2011 report
4.4 / 5 (5) 3 | with audio podcast

Robot engages novice computer scientists (w/ video)

Learning how to program a computer to display the words "Hello World" once may have excited students, but that hoary chestnut of a lesson doesn't cut it in a world of videogames, smartphones and Twitter. One ...

May 05, 2011
3.5 / 5 (2) 2 | with audio podcast