Archive: 12/2/2008

Scientists produce illusion of body-swapping

Cognitive neuroscientists at the Swedish medical university Karolinska Institutet (KI) have succeeded in making subjects perceive the bodies of mannequins and other people as their own. The findings are published in the online, ...

Dec 02, 2008
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Ship-in-a-bottle kit on a microchip

( -- Sometimes physicists resort to tried and trusted model-making tricks. Scientists at the Max Planck Institute for Metals Research, the University of Stuttgart and the Colorado School of Mines ...

Dec 02, 2008
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Imitation is not just flattery for Amazon butterfly species

Many studies of evolution focus on the benefits to the individual of competing successfully – those who survive produce the most offspring, in Darwin's classic 'survival of the fittest'. But how does this translate to the ...

Dec 02, 2008
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Exposure to secondhand smoke reduced

As the connection between second-hand smoke and coronary heart disease (CHD) became clearer and legislation was passed to reduce such passive smoking, exposures have been reduced. In an article published in the January 2009 ...

Dec 02, 2008
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Chemists look for cleaner, cheaper rocket fuel

( -- Mark Gordon recently held up a small vial containing three liquids layered one on top of another. That middle layer, the brownish one, is an ionic liquid, Gordon explained.

Dec 02, 2008
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