Archive: 02/18/2008

Scientists create gecko-inspired bandage

MIT researchers and colleagues have created a waterproof adhesive bandage inspired by gecko lizards that may soon join sutures and staples as a basic operating room tool for patching up surgical wounds or ...

Feb 18, 2008
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Researchers explain spread of 1918 flu pandemic

MIT researchers have explained why two mutations in the H1N1 avian flu virus were critical for viral transmission in humans during the 1918 pandemic outbreak that killed at least 50 million people.

Feb 18, 2008
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Scientists Explore Consciousness

An international team of scientists led by a University of Leicester researcher has carried out a scientific study into the realm of consciousness. The scientists have made a significant step into the understanding of conscious ...

Feb 18, 2008
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3-D photonic crystals make novel add-drop filters

Researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy's Ames Laboratory have come up with a potentially perfect way to sort and distribute the massive amounts of data that travel daily over optical fibers to people throughout the ...

Feb 18, 2008
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Where will we find the next generation of engineers?

A new study that examines the number of engineering graduates coming out of our nation’s engineering schools reveals a mixed picture of how prepared each state is for meeting the need for high-tech workers in the coming ...

Feb 18, 2008
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Child obesity seen as fueled by Spanish language tv ads

Spanish-language television is bombarding children with so many fast-food commercials that it may be fueling the rising obesity epidemic among Latino youth, according to research led by pediatricians from the Johns Hopkins ...

Feb 18, 2008
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