Archive: 11/15/2005

Consumer behavior linked with emotions

Scientists at Pennsylvania State University and at Tilburg University in the Netherlands say extraneous emotions can affect consumer purchases.

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New research could possibly identify 'face' of terrorism

Grumpy, sleepy, happy and bashful may sound like the names of some of the vertically-challenged mine workers from "Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs," but to a Kansas State University professor, they could also be the facial ...

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Robo-rodent gets 'touchy-feely'

Robots that 'feel' objects and their texture could soon become a reality thanks to the innovative and interdisciplinary research of the AMouse, or artificial mouse, project.

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Nanoparticle shows promise in reducing radiation side effects

Using transparent zebrafish embryos, researchers at Jefferson Medical College have shown that a microscopic nanoparticle can help fend off damage to normal tissue from radiation. The nanoparticle, a soccer ball-shaped, hollow, ...

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Stengthening the glow of nanotube luminescence

Nanotubes are the poster children of the nanotechnology revolution. These tiny carbon tubes – less than 1/50,000 the diameter of a human hair – possess novel properties that have researchers excitedly ...

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Study: Sunscreen sexually alters fish

Sunscreen residue washed off in showers and sinks is reportedly sexually altering some male fish off the Southern California coast.

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Hippos are being decimated in the DR Congo

The world's largest hippopotamus population is being destroyed in the Democratic Republic of Congo and it's being done by poachers using weapons of war.

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Mars Odyssey Snaps Rabe Crater Contours

Rabe Crater lies among hundreds of thousands of other impact craters in the rough-hewn southern highlands of Mars. Spanning 108 kilometers (67 miles), Rabe is halfway between the martian equator and the south pole, and west ...

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Spirit Coordinating With Hubble

Spirit is healthy. The rover is out of restricted sols and has been making excellent progress. On sol 655, Spirit drove 94.5 meters (310 feet)! The total drive distance from sol 655 to sol 659 was 126 meters (413 feet). Spirit ...

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