Archive: 09/08/2005

Nano World: Nano for artificial kidneys

Nanotechnological filters could lead to wearable or implantable artificial kidneys, experts told UPI's Nano World. Animal studies for artificial-kidney prototypes should begin one or two years from now, and clinical trials ...

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Neurobiologists uncover evidence of a 'memory code'

By examining how sounds are registered during the process of learning, UC Irvine neurobiologists have discovered a neural coding mechanism that the brain relies upon to register the intensity of memories based on the importance ...

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Study: Ice belt encircled Mars' equator

ESA's Mars Express space probe that entered orbit at the end of 2003 may have found evidence of a band of ice that once spanned the Martian equator.

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Xbox goes on tour

"Game Live on Xbox," the video-game tour, has begun hitting college campuses.
Over the next two months the tour, which is also presented by Mountain Dew, is expected to reach some 50,000 videogame enthusiasts at 25 universities.

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Huge Solar Flare Spotted

Scientists are currently tracking a very large flare that occurred on the Sun around 1:40 pm EDT (17:40 UT). The current estimate of the size of the explosion is X-17; that would place the flare as the fifth ...

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Closing In On Quantum Chemistry

Researchers in the Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and the University of California at Berkeley have simulated the process by which a quantum computer could calculate to high precision ...

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Study: The human brain is still evolving

University of Chicago researchers say they've discovered the human brain is apparently still evolving. In two related papers published in the Sept. 9 issue of Science, they show that two genes linked to brain size are ra ...

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Odd behavior may lead to creativity

Researchers say they've found a quirky or socially awkward approach to life might be key to becoming a great artist, composer or inventor.

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A new twist on power walking

MBL scientist invents backpack that empowers wearers to generate their own electricity In an unprecedented breakthrough in the development of portable and renewable human-driven energy sources, an MBL (Marine Biological La ...

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