Archive: 11/05/2010

Best Visual Illusion Of 2010 Defies Gravity

On May 10, Japanese scientist Kokichi Sugihara claimed to have discovered a technology that every sixth grader knows to be impossible: a magnet that attracts wood. In front of a crowd of hundreds, he played a video showing ...

dateMay 11, 2010 in Other
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Moralists have the last laugh

Over-fishing, tax evasion, freeriding: the Tragedy of the Commons happens again and again. A computer model now offers new insights into the way our society functions.

dateMay 11, 2010 in Social Sciences
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IBM tosses its chips into the fight against obesity

Counting calories, tracking the effects of advertising and measuring the miles to the nearest fresh produce store may not seem like typical fields of study for scientists at IBM's Almaden Research Center in San Jose, which ...

dateMay 11, 2010 in Health
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Researchers crack rare disease's code with technology

In work that offers hope to every doctor who ever refrigerated DNA from a patient with a baffling disease, government researchers have read the genes of two families afflicted with a rare illness that kills male infants and ...

dateMay 11, 2010 in Genetics
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