Archive: 04/22/2008

Findings a step toward making new optical materials

Chemical engineers have developed a "self-assembling" method that could lead to an inexpensive way of making diamondlike crystals to improve optical communications and other technologies.

dateApr 22, 2008 in
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The new boss ... same as the old boss?

Facing ever-declining performance in their schools, and frustrated by reports of corruption and petty politics in the school boards, mayors and legislative bodies in the United States' largest cities have in recent years ...

dateApr 22, 2008 in Other
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Low Grades, Bad Behavior? Siblings May Be To Blame

We all know the story of a man named Brady and the group that somehow formed a family. But if the iconic ‘70s sitcom about a “blended” family reflected reality, the Brady Bunch likely would have been dealing with much ...

dateApr 22, 2008 in Other
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Futuristic robots, friend or foe?

A leading robotics expert will outline some of the ethical pitfalls of near-future robots to a Parliamentary group today at the House of Commons. Professor Noel Sharkey from the University of Sheffield will explain that robots ...

dateApr 22, 2008 in Other
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Herbicide-tolerant crops can improve water quality

The residual herbicides commonly used in the production of corn and soybean are frequently detected in rivers, streams, and reservoirs at concentrations that exceed drinking water standards in areas where these crops are ...

dateApr 22, 2008 in Environment
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