Archive: 09/1/2005

Parts of brain battle over decisions

Researchers have identified areas in the brain that anticipate joy and fear and say they battle it out when a big decision is to be made.

Sep 01, 2005
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Bumblebee See, Bumblebee Do

Just as travelers figure out which restaurant is good by the numbers of cars in the parking lot, bumblebees decide which flowers to visit by seeing which ones already have bee visitors. Bumblebees that watched ...

Sep 01, 2005
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How two liquids mix at the surface: an atomic view

Whenever cream is poured into coffee, these two liquids form a homogeneous mixture, which is difficult to separate again. Other liquids, such as water and oil, do not mix, instead forming emulsions, such as ...

Sep 01, 2005
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Cingular, LG launch two new cell phones

Cingular Wireless and LG Electronics Thursday launched two new handsets with GSM, the C2000 low cost clamshell camera phone and the lightweight, great value C1500 clamshell phone. The C2000 and C1500 models ...

Sep 01, 2005
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Mouse genome much more complex than expected

More than 100 scientists from Australia, Asia, Europe and the US have been probing the genome of the mouse in a joint study lasting several years. Their results in some aspects have completely overturned geneticists' traditional ...

Sep 01, 2005
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Girl saved from drowning by computer

A British girl was saved from drowning by a computer after a warning system alerted security when she sank to the bottom of a swimming pool.

Sep 01, 2005
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Hurricane still keeping telecoms down

Just days after Hurricane Katrina made communication nearly impossible in the Gulf Coast region, national wireless phone companies said they did everything they could to prevent loss of service.

Sep 01, 2005
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Groundbreaking Research Sheds Light on Ancient Mystery

A researcher at Rochester Institute of Technology is unraveling a mystery surrounding Easter Island. William Basener, assistant professor of mathematics, has created the first mathematical formula to accurately model the ...

Sep 01, 2005
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Nature: economic growth impacts on China's air quality

China's spectacular economic growth during the last decade has brought many benefits – and some challenges. Global atmospheric mapping of nitrogen dioxide pollution performed by ERS-2's GOME and Envisat's ...

Sep 01, 2005
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Aquatic life dying in Gulf mystery

Researchers are looking for answers as aquatic life dies in the "dead zone" moving through the southeastern Gulf of Mexico.

Sep 01, 2005
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