Archive: 12/19/2005

Learn math history to learn math theory

A Dutch scientist says she's discovered that knowing how a mathematical theory developed improves a pupil's understanding of the theory.

Dec 19, 2005
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'Robosnail' crawls up vertical walls

A team of scientists from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has developed a robotic snail that can crawl on vertical walls and traverse ceilings. ‘Robosnail’ was developed to explore and demonstrate ...

Dec 19, 2005
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The formula to ensure the perfect 'cracker pull'

Scientists have come up with a formula for the perfect way to pull a Christmas cracker. A top physicist from the University of Surrey (UniS) is working with Tesco to help people to make sure that they win the ...

Dec 19, 2005
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Astronomers Gain Clues About Fundamental Physics

An international team of astronomers has looked at something very big -- a distant galaxy -- to study the behavior of things very small -- atoms and molecules -- to gain vital clues about the fundamental nature ...

Dec 19, 2005
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Charity: it's all in our genes

A University of California-Santa Barbara scientist believes he's discovered why we give to charity: It's in our genes.

Dec 19, 2005
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Honda to Mass Produce Next-Generation Thin Film Solar Cell

Honda announced its plan to begin mass production in 2007, of an independently developed thin film solar cell composed of non-silicon compound materials, which requires 50% less energy, and thus generate 50% less CO2, during ...

Dec 19, 2005
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IT exports seen leading Asian growth

Steady demand for information-technology products worldwide will bolster East Asia's economy next year, according to a report by the Asian Development Bank Monday.

Dec 19, 2005
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Web co offering 'Xtreme Web Makeover' (Update)

A Chicago-based Web design company said Monday they are searching for the "worst Web site." Intechnic Corporation, a Web development company, announced as a publicity campaign they will award who they deem the "worst" business ...

Dec 19, 2005
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Newest marsh villain: the periwinkle snail

Oil companies, levees and the burrowing nutria have been blamed for destroying Louisiana's marshes -- and now a new culprit arrives: the periwinkle snail.

Dec 19, 2005
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Discovery of a new physical phenomenon governed by a quantum law

A team of researchers has just discovered a new macroscopic physical phenomenon governed by a quantum law: quantum magnetic deflagration. The discovery, published in November in the American journal Physical Review Letters, was ma ...

Dec 19, 2005
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Wanted: Amateur stargazers to help solve supernova mystery

Ohio State University scientists have thought of a new way to solve an astronomical mystery, and their plan relies on a well-connected network of amateur stargazers and one very elusive subatomic particle.

Dec 19, 2005
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