Archive: 02/20/2006

Technology helps kids learn to communicate

Computers combining features from popular toys with innovative technology are helping improve the learning and communication skills of disabled children.

Feb 20, 2006
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Bacterial motors could inspire nanotechnology

An Oxford University physicist sees the future of nanotechnology in the workings of one of Nature's tiniest motors, that which allows some bacteria to swim by rotating slender filaments known as flagella.

Feb 20, 2006
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When do babies develop a love of speech?

Is the newborn preference for speech innate, developed in utero or acquired during the early days post-partum? McGill University psychologist Dr Athena Vouloumanos says she's broken the uterine sound barrier ...

Feb 20, 2006
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The Earth in 3D

Look down at the world from above - take a virtual stroll along narrow high-rise city streets and open squares. At CeBIT scientists from the Fraunhofer Institute for Telecommunications, Heinrich-Hertz-Institut ...

Feb 20, 2006
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Study: Midwest not ready for a major quake

A Washington University professor says Midwesterners rarely think about earthquake safety so towns along the New Madrid fault are not prepared.

Feb 20, 2006
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Some Americans are uneasy about GE foods

Although more than two-thirds of food sold in the United States contains some genetically engineered crop, scientists say Americans are split on the issue.

Feb 20, 2006
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Proton radiation more dangerous than once thought

At the NASA Space Radiation Laboratory at DOE's Brookhaven National Laboratory, scientists have found that proton radiation is more damaging to cells than previously assumed - specifically, the cells' DNA. ...

Feb 20, 2006
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Scientists Study Liquid 'Nanodrops'

Scientists from the U.S. DOE’s Brookhaven National Laboratory have discovered that drops of liquid with thicknesses of just a few billionths of a meter, or nanometers, are shaped differently than macroscopic ...

Feb 20, 2006
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Dark lava floor of crater Billy seen by SMART-1

This composite image, taken by the Advanced Moon Imaging Experiment (AMIE) on board ESA’s SMART-1 spacecraft, shows crater Billy at the edge of a large lava plain on the Moon.

Feb 20, 2006
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Biometric science seeks to avert identity crisis

Two things are certain about biometrics: It is the hot buzzword in identity management for convenience and protection from terrorists and identity thieves – and it's not foolproof.

Feb 20, 2006
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The Tree of Life flourishes on the Web

Scientists say The Tree of Life -- a Web-based database of the relationships and characteristics of all groups of Earth organisms -- is growing.

Feb 20, 2006
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