Archive: 09/22/2008

Is that song sexy or just so-so?

Why is your mate's rendition of Marvin Gaye's "Let's Get it On" cute and sexy sometimes and so annoying at other times? A songbird study conducted by Emory University sheds new light on this question, showing that a change ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in Medical research
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To queue or not to queue?

If there's one thing that separates humankind from the animals, it's that human beings wait in lines. To make a deposit at the bank, to pay for groceries, even to vote -- we've all learned to queue, one behind the other. ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in Other
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Swift Catches Farthest Ever Gamma-Ray Burst

( -- NASA's Swift satellite has found the most distant gamma-ray burst ever detected. The blast, designated GRB 080913, arose from an exploding star 12.8 billion light-years away.

dateSep 22, 2008 in Astronomy
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Robot wheelchair finds its own way

( -- MIT researchers are developing a new kind of autonomous wheelchair that can learn all about the locations in a given building, and then take its occupant to a given place in response to a ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in Robotics
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Mars polar cap mystery solved

( -- Scientists are now able to better explain why Mars’s residual southern ice cap is misplaced, thanks to data from ESA’s Mars Express spacecraft - the martian weather system is to blame. ...

dateSep 22, 2008 in Space Exploration
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