Archive: 02/11/2009

Why Sleep is Needed to Form Memories

If you ever argued with your mother when she told you to get some sleep after studying for an exam instead of pulling an all-nighter, you owe her an apology, because it turns out she's right. And now, scientists ...

dateFeb 11, 2009 in Medical research
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Basic research critical to America's economic recovery

The Science Coalition (TSC) today urged Congress to move swiftly to pass economic recovery legislation that includes strong funding for key science agencies including the National Science Foundation (NSF), the Department ...

dateFeb 11, 2009 in Other
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Molecular machines drive plasmonic nanoswitches

Plasmonics -- a possible replacement for current computing approaches -- may pave the way for the next generation of computers that operate faster and store more information than electronically-based systems and are smaller ...

dateFeb 11, 2009 in Nanophysics
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Beneath the surface

It was the geological collision between India and Asia millions of years ago that created one of the world's most distinctive places: The area around Lake Baikal in Siberia, which contains 20 per cent of the world's fresh ...

dateFeb 11, 2009 in Earth Sciences
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'Green' plastics could help reduce carbon footprint

More than 20 million tons of plastic are placed in U.S. landfills each year. Results from a new University of Missouri study suggest that some of the largely petroleum-based plastic may soon be replaced by a nonpolluting, ...

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