Archive: 12/18/2007

Cold feeling traced to source

For the first time, neuroscientists have visualized cold fibers – strands reaching from sensory neurons near the spinal cord to nerve endings in the skin tuned to sense different types of cold. The study and pictures appear ...

dateDec 18, 2007 in Medical research
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Researchers develop 2-D invisibility cloak

Harry Potter may not have talked much about plasmonics in J. K. Rowling's fantasy series, but University of Maryland researchers are using this emerging technology to develop an invisibility cloak that exists beyond the world ...

dateDec 18, 2007 in General Physics
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Age-appropriate toys are the best choice, says expert

Many parents around the country will purchase toys for their children this holiday season. While choosing toys that will further a child's education development is important, it's also a great idea for parents ...

dateDec 18, 2007 in Other
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Metal Foam Has a Good Memory

In the world of commercial materials, lighter and cheaper is usually better, especially when those attributes are coupled with superior strength and special properties, such as a material's ability to remember ...

dateDec 18, 2007 in Condensed Matter
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