Water Bears to Travel to Martian Moon, Test Theory of Transpermia
Professor uses video games to explore facets of autism
(PhysOrg.com) -- Matthew Belmonte, assistant professor of human development, is looking for order behind the many behavioral and physiological features of autism.
Study questions need for routine intervention in patients with renovascular disease
Some invasive procedures that are becoming increasingly common as a first line of treatment for patients diagnosed with narrowed arteries in and around the kidneys may not be necessary, according to a new study by researchers ...
Gamers get Hollywood-esque touch in Uncharted 2
"Uncharted 2: Among Thieves", the video game released this week by California studio Naughty Dog, transports gamers into an action-adventure with pacing, effects and storytelling worthy of a Hollywood blockbuster.
How Perfect Can Graphene Be?
Researcher hunts for new planets, seeking clues on solar system's origin
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Cornell assistant professor of astronomy works on instrumentation that searches the night skies for planets outside our solar system, called extrasolar planets.
FBI delves into DMV photos in search for fugitives
(AP) -- In its search for fugitives, the FBI has begun using facial-recognition technology on millions of motorists, comparing driver's license photos with pictures of convicts in a high-tech analysis of ...
Blood vessel builders
Futuristic plans to grow replacement organs, bones or muscles for soldiers maimed on the battlefield or patients suffering from debilitating disease or injury won't be anything but science fiction unless new blood vessels ...
Robotic prostate surgery may mean big trade-off
(AP) -- A new study suggests less-invasive keyhole surgery for prostate cancer may mean a higher risk for lasting incontinence and impotence when compared with traditional surgery.
Scientists work to free Mars rover Spirit
(PhysOrg.com) -- In the past several weeks, scientists at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory finished experimentation on methods to get the rover Spirit unstuck from its location near a plateau called Home Plate.
Experts warn glaciers in Indian Kashmir melting
(AP) -- Indian Kashmir's glaciers are melting fast because of rising temperatures, threatening the water supply of millions of people in the Himalayan region, a new study by Indian scientists says.
The 12-step path to white-collar crime
Adelphia Communications, Barings Bank, Enron, HealthSouth, HIH Insurance, Hollinger International, Tyco International, WorldCom/MCI, Xerox... the white collar crime list goes on. But, did the executives at these companies ...
Common gene variant found to regulate iron levels
(PhysOrg.com) -- An international research team including researchers at UQ's Diamantina Institute and the Queensland Institute of Medical Research has identified a new variant of a gene that helps to regulate iron and haemoglobin ...
Cisco expands again, buying Starent for $2.9B
(AP) -- Betting on the growing popularity of data-hungry phones like the iPhone, Cisco Systems Inc. said Tuesday it had agreed to pay $2.9 billion for Starent Networks Corp., a maker of equipment for wireless ...