Archive: 10/14/2008

Blindsight: How brain sees what you do not see

Blindsight is a phenomenon in which patients with damage in the primary visual cortex of the brain can tell where an object is although they claim they cannot see it. A research team led by Prof. Tadashi Isa and Dr. Masatoshi ...

Oct 14, 2008
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Herbicide-resistant grape could revitalize Midwest wine industry

An herbicide that is effective at killing broadleaf weeds in corn, but also annihilated most of the grapes in Illinois and other Midwestern states, may finally have a worthy contender. Researchers at the University of Illinois ...

Oct 14, 2008
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Teaching Nano to Swim

( -- Ayusman Sen, head of the Department of Chemistry at Penn State, makes tiny, metallic objects do something extraordinary -- he makes them swim. Sen's work is driven by catalysis, the chemical phenomenon whereby ...

Oct 14, 2008
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New images yield clues to seasons of Uranus

( -- With an 84-year orbit around the sun, it isn't often that planetary scientists have an opportunity to observe the change of seasons on Uranus, a planet some 19 times farther from the sun than ...

Oct 14, 2008
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