Archive: 17/03/2011

What drugs do to the brain

Drug abuse is probably linked to an in-built tendency to act without thinking, as shown by studies of siblings of chronic stimulant users, a leading neuroscientist will claim this week.

dateMar 17, 2011 in Neuroscience
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Children's evidence cross-examined

The complex question of how children should give evidence to court – particularly when it could be critical to convicting someone of child abuse – will be the subject of a University of Cambridge conference next ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Social Sciences
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Green LED is bright enough for large projector

Osram Opto Semiconductors has developed an extremely bright, green light-emitting diode (LED) that makes LED projectors in office environments possible. Projectors in conference rooms have to be very bright for viewers to ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Engineering
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Small remote control for hearing aids with bluetooth

A tiny remote control now enables people who wear Siemens hearing aids to transmit audio signals from a television, phone, or MP3 player directly to their hearing devices. They hear the sound much more clearly because the ...

dateMar 17, 2011 in Health
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Super full moon

Mark your calendar. On March 19th, a full Moon of rare size and beauty will rise in the east at sunset. It's a super "perigee moon"--the biggest in almost 20 years.

dateMar 17, 2011 in Space Exploration
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