Archive: 02/23/2011

Common parasite uncovers key cause of Crohn's

(PhysOrg.com) -- Immune systems have their sinister side, especially when they have not learned how hard to fight. Crohn's disease and other inflammatory bowel diseases inflict more than a million Americans ...

Feb 23, 2011
4.7 / 5 (22) 12 | with audio podcast

Researcher reports on animals' reflective minds

(PhysOrg.com) -- A principle area of investigation in the field of metacognition is the question of whether nonhuman animals can - like their human counterparts - monitor or self-regulate their own cognitive states and processes.

Feb 23, 2011
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Designing the hardware

Computer chips' clocks have stopped getting faster. To maintain the regular doubling of computer power that we now take for granted, chip makers have been giving chips more "cores," or processing units. But ...

Feb 23, 2011
4.7 / 5 (3) 4 | with audio podcast

Deep heat for the North

Engineers at Newcastle University, UK, will today begin an ambitious project to drill 2,000m under the heart of the city in search of renewable energy. In a landmark project that will reach new depths in an attempt to ha ...

Feb 23, 2011
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New 4G network could cause widespread GPS dead zones

(PhysOrg.com) -- If a plan to build new 4G mobile phone base stations in the US goes ahead, engineers say GPS satellite navigation systems will be seriously jammed and huge areas of the country will become ...

Feb 23, 2011 report
4.2 / 5 (12) 7 | with audio podcast