Archive: 03/10/2009

ISS Expedition 18 Crew Completes Spacewalk

(PhysOrg.com) -- Tuesday's spacewalk with Expedition 18 Commander Mike Fincke and Flight Engineer Yury Lonchakov concluded at 5:11 p.m. EDT when the Pirs docking module airlock was closed. The spacewalk concluded ...

dateMar 10, 2009 in Space Exploration
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A 3-D view of remote galaxies

For decades, distant galaxies that emitted their light six billion years ago were no more than small specks of light on the sky. With the launch of the Hubble Space Telescope in the early 1990s, astronomers ...

dateMar 10, 2009 in Astronomy
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Simple test helps predict heart attack risk

The use of common and readily available screening tests—like the ankle brachial index (ABI)—along with traditional risk scoring systems—such as the Framingham Risk Score—has the potential to prevent devastating heart ...

dateMar 10, 2009 in Medical research
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Difficult balance between play and learning

If the teacher is not capable of understanding the perspective of six year olds then the child's learning becomes unnecessarily difficult, or in some cases the child's interest in learning may not be aroused at all. This ...

dateMar 10, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Who was Jesus?

The historical person Jesus of Nazareth - beyond the accounts in the creeds and the Gospels, which are all characterized by religious belief - is the focus of Tobias Hägerland's dissertation from the University of Gothenburg, ...

dateMar 10, 2009 in Other
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What's in a name? Perhaps more (or less) money

Before employers have a chance to judge job applicants on their merits, they may have already judged them on the sound of their names. According to a study published in the latest issue of the Journal of Labor Economics, immigr ...

dateMar 10, 2009 in Social Sciences
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Indian schools to benefit from new computer chips

An educational initiative between Rice University computer scientists and Indian educators will enable schools in rural India to be some of the first to benefit from Rice's revolutionary, low-energy computer chips.

dateMar 10, 2009 in Hardware
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Nanotubes find niche in electric switches

New research from Rice University and the University of Oulu in Oulu, Finland, finds that carbon nanotubes could significantly improve the performance of electrical commutators that are common in electric ...

dateMar 10, 2009 in Nanomaterials
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