Archive: 10/27/2008

Brain stimulation improves dexterity

Applying electrical stimulation to the scalp and the underlying motor regions of the brain could make you more skilled at delicate tasks. Research published today in the open access journal BMC Neuroscience shows that a non- ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Medical research
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Voters show paradoxical views of political mavericks

(PhysOrg.com) -- Republican Senator John McCain has staked his bid for the U.S. presidency on his reputation as a “political maverick,” a politician who is unafraid to cross party lines to “vote his conscience” on ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Other
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Astronauts To Vote From Space

(PhysOrg.com) -- In this day and age, people engage in their right to vote from all over the world. But this Nov. 4, few ballots will have traveled as far as those cast by two NASA astronauts.

dateOct 27, 2008 in Space Exploration
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Seeing Nanotubes Targeting Tumors In Vivo

Carbon nanotubes have significant potential for delivering both imaging and therapeutic agents to tumors, but there is still a need to better quantify how well these rolled-up sheets of graphite can target tumors. Now, thanks ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Bio & Medicine
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UMC Announces Industry's First 28nm SRAMs

UMC, a leading global semiconductor foundry, today announced that it has manufactured the foundry industry's first fully functional 28nm SRAM chips. The chips are based on UMC's independently developed low-leakage (LL) process ...

dateOct 27, 2008 in Semiconductors
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Inland ants prefer salty snacks to sweet

(PhysOrg.com) -- Ants prefer salty snacks to sugary ones, at least in inland areas that tend to be salt-poor, according to a new study published this week in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of ...

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