Archive: 04/27/2007

How plastic is your brain? UH engineer seeks answers

It may seem easy to change your mind, but if it's your brain we're talking about, maybe it's harder than we think. A University of Houston professor is looking into this with research into something called 'brain plasticity.'

Apr 27, 2007
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Butterflies on the prowl show some color

Sex sells. The thrum and flash of an automobile, the whisper of designer silk, the tease of a tattoo, and the ching-ching of gold chains and rings are paired in media and on the streets with come-hither abdominal tautness ...

Apr 27, 2007
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Help comes in the mail for drinkers

Mailing a simple information pamphlet to interested drinkers in the general population reduced binge drinking by 10 per cent, and is a promising public health approach to reduce the health and social problems associated with ...

Apr 27, 2007
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NIST Issues Guidelines for Ensuring RFID Security

Retailers, manufacturers, hospitals, federal agencies and other organizations planning to use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to improve their operations should also systematically evaluate the possible security ...

Apr 27, 2007
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Nano Structures Can Pose Big Measurement Problems

Materials scientists will tell you that to best understand, characterize and eventually utilize the properties of a specific material, you have to be able to define how the atoms within it are arranged. In the case of common ...

Apr 27, 2007
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IBM Mainframes Go 3-D

By integrating its Cell processors with the mainframe, the company hopes to create virtual worlds on the Web that benefit gamers as well as the enterprise.

Apr 27, 2007
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