Archive: 11/16/2006

Teeth Tell Ancient Tale

University of Arkansas researchers examined the dental landscapes of prehistoric creatures from a South African province and found evidence for a dietary shift that suggests a corresponding change in the type ...

Nov 16, 2006
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Planck instruments ready for integration

Engineers are ready to begin integrating the scientific instruments into ESA's Planck satellite. The pair of instruments will allow the spacecraft to make the most precise map yet of the relic radiation left ...

Nov 16, 2006
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Robot Discovers Itself, Adapts to Injury

Nothing can possibly go wrong ... go wrong ... go wrong ... The truth behind the old joke is that most robots are programmed with a fairly rigid "model" of what they and the world around them are like. If a ...

Nov 16, 2006
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Periwinkle can serve as tiny chemical plant

MIT researchers have discovered a way to manipulate the chemistry taking place in the tiny periwinkle plant to produce novel compounds that could have pharmacological benefits.

Nov 16, 2006
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