Archive: 11/25/2008

Why C is not G: How we identify letters

The next time you are reading a book, or even as you read this article, consider the words that you are seeing. How do you recognize these words? Substantial research has shown that while reading, we recognize words by their ...

Nov 25, 2008
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Solar-powered sea-slugs live like plants, prof says

The lowly sea slug, "Elysia chlorotica," may not seem like the most exciting of creatures, but don't be fooled: it behaves like a plant and is solar-powered, says a Texas A&M University biologist who has been studying these ...

Nov 25, 2008
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ASUS Eee Top Touchscreen PC's Coming 1H 2009

(PhysOrg.com) -- Asus has just revealed their 15.6-inch Eee Top touchscreen PC that is powered by an Intel Atom processor N270 (1.60GHz) and Intel 945 GSE core-logic with built-in graphics core. The system ...

Nov 25, 2008 weblog
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Finding could lead to advance in nano-surgery

(PhysOrg.com) -- One of the problems with laser surgery is that the heat produced can damage tissue, and even lead to cell death. Attempts are being made to replace laser surgery with non-thermal plasma interaction, ...

Nov 25, 2008 feature
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'Missing link' galaxies discovered

Astronomers at The University of Nottingham have identified a type of galaxy that could be the missing link in our understanding of galaxy evolution.

Nov 25, 2008
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Sweet molecule could lead us to alien life

(PhysOrg.com) -- Scientists have detected an organic sugar molecule that is directly linked to the origin of life, in a region of our galaxy where habitable planets could exist. The discovery, part funded ...

Nov 25, 2008
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Flies may reveal evolutionary step to live birth

A species of fruit fly from the Seychelles Islands often lays larvae instead of eggs, UC San Diego biologists have discovered. Clues to how animals switch from laying eggs to live birth may be found in the ...

Nov 25, 2008
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Sperm size isn't everything

Contrary to common scientific belief, the length of a sperm's tail does not always determine how fast it can swim. Research published in the open access journal BMC Evolutionary Biology has shown that in the counter-intuitive micros ...

Nov 25, 2008
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