Archive: 02/12/2007

Chimps used tools as early as the Stone Age: study

Chimpanzees from West Africa were cracking nuts open using stone tools in prehistoric times, according to a study released Monday that suggests some chimp populations may have been using this kind of tool technology ...

Feb 12, 2007 4.5 / 5 (11) 0

Instruction Manual for Creating a Molecular Nose

An artificial nose could be a real benefit at times: this kind of biosensor could sniff out poisons, explosives or drugs, for instance. Researchers at the Max Planck Institute for Polymer Research and the Max ...

Feb 12, 2007 5 / 5 (3) 0

More than meets the tongue

Does orange juice taste sweeter if it's a brighter orange? A new study in the March issue of the Journal of Consumer Research finds that the color of a drink can influence how we think it tastes. In fact, the researchers found ...

Feb 12, 2007 5 / 5 (3) 0

Finding survivors, protecting drivers

At the IEEE International Solid-State Circuits Symposium, Assistant Professor Hossein Hashemi of the USC Ming Hsieh department of electrical engineering will discuss two radar chips created in his laboratory, ...

Feb 12, 2007 4.9 / 5 (8) 0

Mobile phones facilitate romance in modern India

Although mobile phones have long been a part of the business community, they are quietly becoming entrenched in personal lives. Cell phones play a crucial role in relationships among a group of young people in a high-tech ...

Feb 12, 2007 1.5 / 5 (2) 0

Biologists 'trick' viruses into extinction

While human changes to the environment cause conservation biologists to worry about species extinction, Yale biologists are reversing the logic by trying to trap viruses in habitats that force their extinction, ...

Feb 12, 2007 4.5 / 5 (11) 0

Changing gold

Gold is not as noble and stable as it has been previously thought. This is the conclusion of an international team of researchers from Germany, France and Sweden who came to the ESRF to study the structure of this material ...

Feb 12, 2007 4.3 / 5 (26) 0