Archive: 25/03/2011

Girl Scout cookies go high-tech: Smartphone sales

(AP) -- The Girl Scouts were selling their cookies the old-fashioned way, pulling a creaky-wheeled red wagon laden with Thin Mints and Samoas down a suburban street. But the affair took a decidedly 21st-century twist when, ...

dateMar 25, 2011 in Other
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Neuroscience: Blue in the face

The way that humans perceive each other is strongly affected by the configuration, contour, and complexion of faces. Researchers from Toyohashi Tech report the importance of facial color on neural responses underlying perception.

dateMar 25, 2011 in Psychology & Psychiatry
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Imagining Mars

( -- This composite of three artists' renderings from 1975 was only wish fulfillment for an unnamed JPL artist; however, the landscape and the rendered shapes took into account what was known about Mars that year.

dateMar 25, 2011 in Space Exploration
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Creating power from water

( -- Creating power from water. I bet when I say that you picture a dam or a large turbine being pushed by hundreds of thousands of gallons of water, all rushing at tremendous speeds. It is a cool, and accurate, ...

dateMar 25, 2011 in Energy & Green Tech weblog
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