Archive: 05/26/2005

Study Suggests Deadlines Intensify Emotions

Amateur observers and scholars alike have remarked that older people often have more intense and complex emotional lives than their younger cohort. What accounts for the difference, wondered psychologist Ursina Teuscher: ...

May 26, 2005 not rated yet 0

Argonne to study fuel cell catalysts

Argonne National Laboratory will receive $3 million over three years for basic science studies that may lead to improved catalysts for hydrogen fuel cells.

May 26, 2005 5 / 5 (1) 0

Solving the Mysteries of Quarks

Particle Physicists are embarking on a new attempt to solve the mysteries of quarks with the completion of the three most powerful supercomputers ever applied to this problem, including one at the University ...

May 26, 2005 4.3 / 5 (4) 0

Spam, spam everywhere -- How can we control it?

According to Phillip Laplante, associate professor of software engineering at Penn State Great Valley, the answer as to why spam is omnipresent is two-fold: it's easy to create and distribute, and it's economically advantageous ...

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Pushing the Boundaries of High-Temperature Superconductors

A collaboration led by scientists at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Brookhaven National Laboratory has revealed a new mechanism that explains why adding calcium to a high-temperature superconductor increases its current-carrying capacity. The findings refute the current exp ...

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ATI Leads High-Definition Video Transition On PCs

ATI Technologies Inc. solidifies its PC video and display leadership with the first public demonstration of high-definition H.264 video playback with hardware acceleration on the PC platform. H.264 is the video compression ...

May 26, 2005 2 / 5 (1) 0

A koala's guide to the treetop buffet

The way that koalas in the wild distinguish between thousands of types of potentially nauseating tree leaves when eating has been revealed by ANU researchers. In the same way that humans learn to avoid foo ...

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