Archive: 01/28/2009

Names give cows a lotta bottle

(PhysOrg.com) -- A cow with a name produces more milk than one without, scientists at Newcastle University have found. Drs Catherine Douglas and Peter Rowlinson have shown that by giving a cow a name and treating ...

Jan 28, 2009
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Testbeds to breed next-generation systems

(PhysOrg.com) -- The systems that let you zap a photo to a friend, or an astronomer to control a telescope continents away, require intensive simulation and testing. Research has now made those key steps far easier.

Jan 28, 2009
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Plums Poised to Give Blueberries Run for the Money

There's an emerging star in the super-food world. Plums are rolling down the food fashion runway sporting newly discovered high levels of healthy nutrients, say scientists at Texas AgriLife Research.

Jan 28, 2009
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Did I see what I think I saw?

Eyewitness testimony is a crucial part of many criminal trials even though research increasingly suggests that it may not be as accurate as we (and many lawyers) would like it to be. For example, if you witness a man in a ...

Jan 28, 2009
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Newborn brain cells 'time-stamp' memories

"Remember when...?" is how many a wistful trip down memory lane begins. But just how the brain keeps tabs on what happened and when is still a matter of speculation. A computational model developed by scientists at the Salk ...

Jan 28, 2009
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