Archive: 07/10/2008

A Telescope Made of Moondust

A gigantic telescope on the Moon has been a dream of astronomers since the dawn of the space age. A lunar telescope the same size as Hubble (2.4 meters across) would be a major astronomical research tool. ...

Jul 10, 2008
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Making the classroom a playground for learning

Playing computer games in school may sound like the kids rule the classroom. But European researchers have shown that such games can be used to boost learning. What’s more, the special computer games dev ...

Jul 10, 2008
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A third of reef-building corals face extinction

A third of reef-building corals around the world are threatened with extinction, according to the first-ever comprehensive global assessment to determine their conservation status. The study findings were ...

Jul 10, 2008
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Teaching old drugs new tricks

Researchers from the European Molecular Biology Laboratory discovered a new way to make use of drugs' unwanted side effects. They developed a computational method that compares how similar the side effects of different drugs ...

Jul 10, 2008
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Scientists see bright side of working with media

Once upon a time in the world of science, sharing your work with the press was heresy. Journalists, according to the common wisdom, would get it wrong, your research would be distorted, and your colleagues would see you as ...

Jul 10, 2008
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Software Helps Developers Get Started with PIV Cards

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has developed two demonstration software packages that show how Personal Identity Verification (PIV) cards can be used with Windows and Linux systems to perform ...

Jul 10, 2008
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Heat Switch for Fuel Filler Flaps

Just in time – the car coasts into the gas station on its last drop of fuel. In order to fill the tank, the driver first has to release the fuel filler flap, usually by pushing a button inside the vehicle. ...

Jul 10, 2008
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Location, location, location

Neuroscientists at Georgetown University Medical Center have solved a mystery that lies at the heart of human learning, and they say the solution may help explain some forms of mental retardation as well as provide clues ...

Jul 10, 2008
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