Archive: 01/25/2007

Have Gun, Will Travel (at Light Speed)

The front third of the linac is undergoing an extreme makeover, metamorphosing into a first-of-its-kind hard x-ray free-electron laser, the Linac Coherent Light Source (LCLS). But even with the engineering ...

Jan 25, 2007
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No One Strategy Is Best For Teaching Reading, Study Shows

For decades, a debate has simmered in the educational community over the best way to teach children how to read. Proponents of phonics, the "whole language and meaning" approach and other teaching methods long have battled ...

Jan 25, 2007
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Why do we prefer some foods over others?

When your stomach grumbles at lunchtime, and it's your turn at the deli counter, what will it be? Wheat bread or rye bread? Turkey or pastrami? Mayonnaise or mustard? Hold the pickle!

Jan 25, 2007
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Scientists Manipulate Atoms on a Rough 3-D Surface

Ohio University nanoscientists have used a scanning tunneling microscope (STM) to manipulate individual atoms on a rough terrain. It is the first atom manipulation of its kind done on a three-dimensional surface.

Jan 25, 2007
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Hum a few bars and I’ll find it

A European research consortium hopes to make it much easier to find audio/visual content online. The new search approach will be driven by content or example rather than relying on key words and tags.

Jan 25, 2007
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