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 4.5 / 5 (8) 0

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 2 / 5 (1) 0

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 4.5 / 5 (4) 0

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 5 / 5 (2) 0

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 4.2 / 5 (6) 0

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 2.9 / 5 (9) 0