Archive: 03/14/2011

Robots to the rescue (w/ Video)

Researchers are exploring ways to make rescue robots less "creepy" and more user-friendly, incorporating lessons learned from studies of how humans interact with technology

Mar 14, 2011
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Organizing the slime mold

(PhysOrg.com) -- Cells at the tip of the slime mold's fruiting body organize into an epithelial layer and secrete proteins as do some animals cells.

Mar 14, 2011
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The science behind a tsunami

The massive magnitude 8.9 earthquake that struck off the east coast Japan’s main island on March 11, 2011 set in motion a fierce tsunami that may have claimed thousands of lives, and sent tsunami warnings ...

Mar 14, 2011
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A very bumpy playing field

As the electronic clock purrs away the milliseconds to the opening of the 2012 London Olympic Games, a new book by a Cambridge University researcher looks at the controversies surrounding the training and ...

Mar 14, 2011
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Cervical cancer vaccine causing confusion

The public 'recruitment' campaign promoting the new cervical cancer vaccine Gardasil has done little to educate adolescent girls about the cause of the cancer, University of Sydney researchers Kellie Burns ...

Mar 14, 2011
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