Archive: 08/03/2012

Reading more into open access

For many years, the traditional method to access researchers’ scholarly works, particularly in the sciences and social sciences, has been through paid subscriptions to journals. But in recent years, a movement toward ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Other
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When prejudices become a disadvantage

( -- Swiss researchers from ETH Zurich have been exploring the question of whether prejudices might be rational under certain conditions. Using game theory, they created various scenarios and played them fifteen ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Apollo 11: 'A stark beauty all its own'

( -- This image of the Apollo 11 landing site captured from just 24 km (15 miles) above the surface provides LRO's best look yet at humanity’s first venture to another world. When Neil Armstrong took his ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Space Exploration
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NRL designs robot for shipboard firefighting

( -- In both war and peacetime scenarios, fire in the shipboard environment is serious and frequently results in excessive damage and high repair costs because the fire is not detected or controlled adequately. ...

dateMar 08, 2012 in Robotics
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