Archive: 04/20/2006

Lunar Dust Buster

Ever get a fragile item packed in a box filled with Styrofoam peanuts? Plunge your hands into the foam peanuts to search for the item, and when you pull it out foam peanuts are clinging to your arms. Try to ...

Apr 20, 2006 4.7 / 5 (38) 0

The logic of life

Even though the entire human genome has now been 'read' - the chemical composition of our DNA has been more or less mapped out, gene by gene - we still have a rather poor grasp of how living cells actually work. That's because ...

Apr 20, 2006 4.3 / 5 (14) 0

Crystal tears

"For a tear is an intellectual thing", said William Blake in Jerusalem, and Peter Petrov of the University of Exeter and colleagues have shown how right he was. They have found that tears, far from being merely salty water ...

Apr 20, 2006 4.5 / 5 (19) 0

Skype joins in self-censoring in China

From the White House to business leaders in Seattle, policymakers and executives across the United States have been rolling out the red carpet for Chinese premier Hu Jintao. But even as the leader of one of ...

Apr 20, 2006 5 / 5 (2) 0

U.S., China cooperate on high-energy physics experiment

With $5 million in new U.S. funding and a $2 million commitment from the Chinese Academy of Sciences, Rice University physicists are organizing the joint U.S.-Chinese production of an innovative set of detectors for one of ...

Apr 20, 2006 4.5 / 5 (6) 0

New computer model thinks it's a football coach

It's a cliché in football that every fan thinks he's a coach. Now there's a computer that thinks it's a coach. Indiana University scientist Chuck Bower and two partners have created ZEUS, a computer model ...

Apr 20, 2006 4.1 / 5 (10) 0