Archive: 07/06/2006

A Broadband Light Amplifier on a Photonic Chip

Cornell University researchers have created a broadband light amplifier on a silicon chip, a major breakthrough in the quest to create photonic microchips. In such microchips, beams of light traveling through ...

Jul 06, 2006
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Mice Capable of Empathy

A new study by McGill University professor of psychology Dr. Jeffrey Mogil shows that the capacity for empathy, previously suspected but unproven even among higher primates, is also evident in lower mammals.

Jul 06, 2006
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Biological conservation by numbers

U.S. tiger conservationists are trying a more business-like approach to saving the species: focusing on performance standards, not fund raising.

Jul 06, 2006
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Faking it for physicists

In a "faking it" style test, a social scientist has fooled a panel of physicist judges into believing he was an experienced gravitational wave physicist.

Jul 06, 2006
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Microsoft backs cross-platform initiative

Microsoft announced Thursday it will sponsor with its partners an Open Translator project between Microsoft Office Open XML Formats and the Open Document Format (ODF).

Jul 06, 2006
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Science, tech evaluation tools studied

Researchers are developing tools to evaluate the effectiveness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs in the United States.

Jul 06, 2006
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Study: Marijuana may lead to other drugs

U.S. scientists say they don't believe the theory that experimentation with marijuana is harmless and won't lead to further drug use.

Jul 06, 2006
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Composer reveals musical chords' hidden geometry

Composers often speak of fitting chords and melodies together, as though sounds were physical objects with geometric shape -- and now a Princeton University musician has shown that advanced geometry actually does offer a ...

Jul 06, 2006
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Viral invasion of the koala genome

University of Queensland researchers have made a startling discovery that may explain why the koala, one of the world's most loved marsupials, is susceptible to certain infections and cancers.

Jul 06, 2006
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