Archive: 12/20/2006

What light from yonder neutron breaks?

Researchers from the National Institute of Standards and Technology and four universities have made the first experimental observation of rare particles of light emitted during the radioactive decay of the ...

Dec 20, 2006 4.5 / 5 (26) 0

New ergonomic backpack lightens the load

An MBL (Marine Biological Laboratory) biomechanics expert has invented an ergonomic backpack that uses rubber bands to reduce the effects of heavy loads on shoulders and joints and permits wearers to run more comfortably ...

Dec 20, 2006 4 / 5 (7) 0

How learning influences smell

The smell of an odor is not merely a result of chemical detection but is also influenced by what the smeller learns about the odor. Now, researchers have discovered how such "perceptual learning" about an odor influences ...

Dec 20, 2006 4 / 5 (2) 0