Archive: 23/12/2009

Vampires and collisions rejuvenate stars

Stars in globular clusters are generally extremely old, with ages of 12-13 billion years. However, a small fraction of them appear to be significantly younger than the average population and, because they seem to have been ...

dateDec 23, 2009 in Astronomy
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Understanding interaction in virtual worlds

New cinema blockbuster, Avatar, leapt to the top of box office charts as soon as it came out — a stunning 3D realisation of an alien world. Our fascination with themes of escape to other fantastic places and the thrill ...

dateDec 23, 2009 in Computer Sciences
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Stocking stuffer: Card good for eye, dental visit

(AP) -- Health care providers are rolling out a different sort of stocking stuffer: Gift cards that can be used to pay bills and insurance premiums or for specific services at eye doctors and dentist offices.

dateDec 23, 2009 in Other
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