Archive: 04/19/2006

Study watches the brain 'shutting off'

Israeli scientists say they have observed the human brain in the act of losing "self" as it shuts down introspection during a demanding sensory task.

Apr 19, 2006
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Mouse to man: The story of chromosomes

U.S. scientists say sequencing human chromosome 17 and mouse chromosome 11 has offered unique insights into the evolution of the genome of higher mammals.

Apr 19, 2006
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'Word-vision' brain area confirmed

French neuroscientists have ended a long controversy, confirming a specific area of the human brain plays a causal role in our ability to recognize words.

Apr 19, 2006
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Saturn's Storms Run Rings Around Earth's

On Saturn, it may be a very long wait for the calm after a storm. As big and destructive as hurricanes on Earth can be, at least they don't last long. Not like those on Saturn, where storms may rage for months ...

Apr 19, 2006
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Get a Head Start on Microsoft DirectX 10 with ATI's Newest SDK

With the introduction of the latest software development kit (SDK), ATI Technologies Inc. is giving developers and artists the tools to fully leverage the power of unified shaders and the graphics processing unit (GPU) and ...

Apr 19, 2006
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Microsoft, Accenture in MediaCorp deal

Microsoft, together with Accenture and Avanade, will be building an integrated broadcast system for Singapore's MediaCorp.

Apr 19, 2006
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Muscles burn lactic acid as well as carbos

Most athletes see lactic acid as their enemy, and think that training helps them eliminate the metabolic waste product from their muscles so they will function longer and harder. But UC Berkeley physiologist George Brooks ...

Apr 19, 2006
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Antarctic subglacial rivers are found

British scientists say plans are to drill beneath the frozen wastes of the Antarctic, to investigate subglacial lakes, are being reviewed.

Apr 19, 2006
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Study looks at fruit fly sexual attraction

U.S. scientists with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute say in the frantic world of the fruit fly, courtship may depend on having the right wing spots.

Apr 19, 2006
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Sanctions won't stop China violating IP

Imposing trade sanctions is no solution to getting China to comply with intellectual-property rules. Rather, by encouraging Chinese companies to tie up with U.S. rivals on the one hand and getting them to produce goods that ...

Apr 19, 2006
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Study: Color plays role in perception

U.S. scientists have discovered a neural circuit they say is likely to play an important role in the visual perception of moving objects.

Apr 19, 2006
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Trapping Erbium Atoms: The Impossible Made Possible

Recycling atoms? Can they do that? In a world where nearly everything can be reused, scientists are moving forward with a novel approach to using Magneto-Optical Traps (MOTs) to, in effect, recycle atoms. In a L ...

Apr 19, 2006 feature
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