Archive: 01/18/2006

Study: How the Brain Makes a Whole out of Parts

When a human looks at a number, letter or other shape, neurons in various areas of the brain's visual center respond to different components of that shape, almost instantaneously fitting them together like a puzzle to create ...

Jan 18, 2006
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The Web: Alito a blank slate on technology

Judge Samuel Alito seems destined to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate to the Supreme Court of the United States in the coming weeks and will likely be faced with an assortment of major technology cases as a new justice, but ...

Jan 18, 2006
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Meteorologists: Wilma wasn't major

Meteorologists say Wilma was a less-than-major hurricane as it crossed Florida Oct. 24, leaving nearly 6 million South Floridians without power.

Jan 18, 2006
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Europe starts largest climate study ever

The University of Liverpool has started Europe's largest climate change experiment ever to determine the impact of global warming on freshwater systems.

Jan 18, 2006
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Where now for agent-based computing?

AgentLink III, as its name suggests, was the third project in the series and author of the roadmap. Funded by the IST programme, it addressed the current state-of-the-art and postulated likely future directions for agent-based ...

Jan 18, 2006
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New method developed for exploring frustrated systems

A new method for exploring the secrets of Mother Nature's frustrations has been developed by a team of physicists lead by Penn State University professors Peter Schiffer, Vincent Crespi, and Nitin Samarth. ...

Jan 18, 2006
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Big impact of nanocracks

An MIT researcher's atom-by-atom simulation of cracks forming and spreading may help explain how materials fail in nanoscale devices, airplanes and even in the Earth itself during a quake. This work, which ...

Jan 18, 2006
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Scientists stretch carbon nanotubes at high temperature

Physicists at Boston College have for the first time shown that carbon nanotubes can be stretched at high temperature to nearly four times their original length, a finding that could have implications for future ...

Jan 18, 2006
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Europe Crafts Own Search Engine

Europe is planning to introduce its own Internet search engine, reports the Associated Press. Dubbed Quaero, the engine is considered Europe's answer to Google, but the chances of it making the same global ...

Jan 18, 2006
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Study Reveals Dogs Can Smell Cancer in Patients' Breath

A new study reported by the National Geographic has revealed that dogs can detect cancer by smelling a patient’s breath. Domestic dogs can distinguish between infected lung and breast cancer patients and ...

Jan 18, 2006
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