Archive: 04/13/2006

Survey: You are fat, but I am not

The Pew Research Center in Washington says Americans believe their fellow Americans have become fat -- but not themselves.

Apr 13, 2006
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Generally Speaking: A Primer on General Relativity

“The one sentence statement of general relativity is that ‘gravity is the curvature of spacetime,’” explains Dr. Sean Carroll, assistant professor of physics at the University of Chicago. “Really, the differences ...

Apr 13, 2006 feature
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The great Easter egg hunt: The void's incredible richness

An image made of about 300 million pixels is being released by ESO, based on more than 64 hours of observations with the Wide-Field Camera on the 2.2m telescope at La Silla (Chile). The image covers an 'empty' ...

Apr 13, 2006
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Team to develop materials to bend lightwaves backwards

A University of Michigan research team will receive a combined total of $5 million over the next five years to support an interdisciplinary research project on negative refraction—or bending lightwaves downward.

Apr 13, 2006
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Playing with numbers is baseball's No. 1 problem

While Barry Bonds pursues baseball's home run record, a cloud of steroid accusations has settled over the national pastime, says a Purdue University sports history expert.

Apr 13, 2006
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Relationship of brain and skull more than just packaging

People usually think of the skull as packaging for the brain and researchers usually investigate them separately, but a team of researchers now thinks that developmentally and evolutionarily that the two are incontrovertibly ...

Apr 13, 2006
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Mars Orbiting Cameras Debut

Researchers today released the first Mars images from two of the three science cameras on NASA's Mars Reconnaissance Orbiter. Images taken by the orbiter's Context Camera and Mars Color Imager during the first ...

Apr 13, 2006
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Interstellar chemical tamed in the lab at UCR

Chemists at the University of California, Riverside have created in the laboratory a type of molecules thought to exist only in interstellar space, which may have valuable applications in chemical industry.

Apr 13, 2006
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Laser wave steers electrons in chemical bonds

As is now reported in Science, a team of scientists from the Netherlands (FOM Institute for Atomic and Molecular Physics) and Germany (Max-Planck-Institute of Quantum Optics, Garching and the Universities of Bie ...

Apr 13, 2006
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Analysis: British law may hurt Indian outsourcers

A law introduced in Britain last week to protect the rights of workers laid off by offshoring and outsourcing could not only potentially leave Indian business process outsourcing (BPO) service providers with huge liabilities ...

Apr 13, 2006
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Forget better mouse traps: save the forest

Wildlife Conservation Society scientists in New York say the most cost-effective way to control rats on the Fiji Islands is to protect standing forests.

Apr 13, 2006
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