Archive: 16/04/2008

Slowly-developing primates definitely not dim-witted

Some primates have evolved big brains because their extra brainpower helps them live and reproduce longer, an advantage that outweighs the demands of extra years of growth and development they spend reaching adulthood, anthropologists ...

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Measuring in 3-D

Today, complex optical free-form geometries are used primarily in car headlamps and in optics for cameras and digital projectors. These optical components are expensive to manufacture and to test. At Hannover-Messe on April ...

dateApr 16, 2008 in Engineering
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Researchers stumped by drug addiction paradox

From chocolate and caffeine to nicotine and cocaine, many of our most addictive foods and drugs come from plant toxins. Considering that plants originally developed these toxins to deter herbivorous predators, it’s ironic ...

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World's oldest living tree discovered in Sweden

The world's oldest recorded tree is a 9,550 year old spruce in the Dalarna province of Sweden The world’s oldest recorded tree is a 9,550 year old spruce in the Dalarna province of Sweden.

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Model predicts motorway journey time reliability

For car users and drivers of freight vehicles on motorways, being able to rely on the time taken to complete a journey is as important as the actual duration of the trip itself. For that reason the Ministry of Transport, ...

dateApr 16, 2008 in Engineering
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