Archive: 08/28/2008

New paper sheds light on bonobo language

What happens when linguistic tools used to analyze human language are applied to a conversation between a language-competent bonobo and a human? The findings, published this month in the Journal of Integrative Psychological an ...

Aug 28, 2008
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USC's 'print-a-house' construction technology

Caterpillar, the world's largest manufacturer of construction equipment, is starting to support research on the "Contour Crafting" automated construction system that its creator believes will one day be able ...

Aug 28, 2008
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Memory trick shows brain organization

A simple memory trick has helped show UC Davis researchers how an area of the brain called the perirhinal cortex can contribute to forming memories. The finding expands our understanding of how those brain areas that form ...

Aug 28, 2008
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How accurate is your memory?

(PhysOrg.com) -- As a child did you hate brussel sprouts? Do you remember such a preference or did your parents remind you afterwards, ensuring a lasting dislike of the vegetable? Or do you have a phobia in adult life, ...

Aug 28, 2008
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Two-egg diet cracks cholesterol issue

(PhysOrg.com) -- Research published in The European Journal of Nutrition this week has finally cracked the myths surrounding eggs and cholesterol. The new study showed that people who ate two eggs per day, while on a calo ...

Aug 28, 2008
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MIT software aims to thwart cyber hackers

(PhysOrg.com) -- In response to the chronic cyber threat of hackers, MIT Lincoln Laboratory researchers are developing a software tool to identify the most vulnerable points in a computer network. The tool aims to make it ...

Aug 28, 2008
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