Archive: 01/14/2009

Physicists resolve a paradox of quantum theory

University of Toronto quantum physicists Jeff Lundeen and Aephraim Steinberg have shown that Hardy's paradox, a proposal that has confounded physicists for over a decade, can be confirmed and ultimately resolved, a task which ...

dateJan 14, 2009 in General Physics
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A better way to pinpoint underground oil reserves

(PhysOrg.com) -- Picture this: an accurate map of a large underground oil reservoir that can guide engineers’ efforts to coax the oil from the vast rocky subsurface into wells where it can be pumped out for storage or transport.

dateJan 14, 2009 in Engineering
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Robo-forklift keeps humans out of harm’s way

(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers in MIT’s Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) are working on a better way to handle supplies in a war zone: a semi-autonomous forklift that can be directed by people ...

dateJan 14, 2009 in Robotics
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Jumbo-sized discovery made in Malaysia

New data released today by the Wildlife Conservation Society and Malaysia's Department of Wildlife and National Parks (DWNP) reveals that a population of endangered Asian elephants living in a Malaysian park ...

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Nanotech in your vitamins

The ability of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to regulate the safety of dietary supplements using nanomaterials is severely limited by lack of information, lack of resources and the agency's lack of statutory authority ...

dateJan 14, 2009 in Bio & Medicine
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Game of two halves leads to brain asymmetry

A tug-of-war between the two sides of the brain causes it to become asymmetrical, according to research published today in the journal Neuron. Asymmetry in the brain is thought to be important to enable the two hemispheres to spe ...

dateJan 14, 2009 in Medical research
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Brain mechanisms of social conformity

New research reveals the brain activity that underlies our tendency to "follow the crowd." The study, published by Cell Press in the January 15th issue of the journal Neuron, provides intriguing insight into how human behavi ...

dateJan 14, 2009 in Medical research
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