Archive: 09/27/2005

Study: Training improves attention in kids

University of Oregon-Eugene scientists say just a five-day educational intervention can improve attention and boost intelligence in young children.

Sep 27, 2005
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Lakes are de-gassed to avoid mass deaths

Two African lakes that killed 1,800 people in the 1980s may again release deadly amounts of CO2, University of Michigan-Ann Arbor scientists report.

Sep 27, 2005
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Sailing the planets: Exploring Mars with guided balloons

Mars rovers, Spirit and Opportunity, have, by now, spent almost two years on the surface of Mars. They traveled several miles each, frequently stopping and analyzing scientific targets with their cameras, spectrometers ...

Sep 27, 2005
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Scientists grow hair on bald mice

A Baltimore scientist has used a protein called Hairless in hair progenitor cells to restore follicle growth in genetically hairless mice.

Sep 27, 2005
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U.S. to open door to VoIP wiretaps

New rules allowing wiretaps of Voice over Internet Protocol conversations are expected to be issued by U.S. authorities in 2007.

Sep 27, 2005
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Nano World: Two-faced Janus nanoparticles

Janus particles -- two-faced particles named after the Roman god of doorways -- could find use in everything from novel anti-cancer therapies and solar cells to paper-thin flexible video displays, experts told UPI's Nano ...

Sep 27, 2005
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China's tech commissars target SMS porn

China's Ministry of Information Industry, the regulator of telecom, Internet and information-technology development, said it is targeting cell-phone smut.

Sep 27, 2005
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Jefferson Lab scientists set to test germ-killing fabrics

The Department of Energy's Thomas Jefferson National Accelerator Facility (Jefferson Lab) located in Newport News, Va., has received a $192,000 grant from the Department of Homeland Security to test germ-killing fabrics for ...

Sep 27, 2005
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Hybrid grass may prove to be valuable fuel source

Giant Miscanthus (Miscanthus x giganteus), a hybrid grass that can grow 13 feet high, may be a valuable renewable fuel source for the future, researchers at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign say.

Sep 27, 2005
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NASA, Industry Partners Complete Tests of Solar Sails

NASA engineers and their industry partners have successfully deployed two 400-square-meter solar sails during ground testing. This is a critical milestone in the development of a unique propulsion technology that uses the ...

Sep 27, 2005
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