Archive: 04/2/2008

Map reading for dummies

A huge European project into car and road safety has developed a system that will read satellite navigation maps and warn the driver of upcoming hazards – sharp bends, dips and accident black spots – which ...

Apr 02, 2008
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Models look good when predicting climate change

The accuracy of computer models that predict climate change over the coming decades has been the subject of debate among politicians, environmentalists and even scientists. A new study by meteorologists at the University ...

Apr 02, 2008
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Jules Verne ATV given 'go' for docking

Jules Verne was today formally cleared to proceed with the first ISS docking attempt, scheduled for 3 April 2008 at 16:41 CEST (14:41 UT). The official go-ahead came from the International Space Station Mission ...

Apr 02, 2008
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NIST shows on-card fingerprint match is secure, speedy

A fingerprint identification technology for use in Personal Identification Verification (PIV) cards that offers improved protection from identity theft meets the standardized accuracy criteria for federal ...

Apr 02, 2008
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Black hole found in enigmatic Omega Centauri

A new discovery has resolved some of the mystery surrounding Omega Centauri, the largest and brightest globular cluster in the sky. Images obtained with the Advanced Camera for Surveys onboard the NASA/ESA ...

Apr 02, 2008
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Overweight kids have fewer cavities, new study shows

Contrary to conventional wisdom, overweight children have fewer cavities and healthier teeth compared to their normal weight peers, according to a study published in this month’s issue of Community Dentistry & Oral Epidemiology.

Apr 02, 2008
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Researchers to curb CO2 emissions

Carnegie Mellon University’s Chris T. Hendrickson and H. Scott Matthews along with Alex Carpenter and Heather MacLean of the University of Toronto challenge Canadian officials to take the lead in eliminating dangerous carbon ...

Apr 02, 2008
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Brain DNA 'remodeled' in alcoholism

Reshaping of the DNA scaffolding that supports and controls the expression of genes in the brain may play a major role in the alcohol withdrawal symptoms, particularly anxiety, that make it so difficult for alcoholics to ...

Apr 02, 2008
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Lack of sleep can provoke sleepwalking

Sleepwalkers are advised to keep a regular bedtime to avoid unwanted evening strolls, according to research from the Université de Montréal. Somnambulism, which affects up to four percent of adults, can cause mental confusion ...

Apr 02, 2008
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