Archive: 03/29/2006

New approach removes sulfur from military-grade fuel

The military needs to get the sulfur out of its fuel, in order to use the fuel to produce hydrogen for fuel cell use in the field. Fuel cells can generate the electricity necessary to power electronic gadgets and facilitate ...

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Rising to the challenge of managing bandwidth

Emerging mobile services are demanding an ever-increasing amount of bandwidth, but the radio spectrum for third generation (3G) and beyond systems is in short supply. Algorithms developed by European researchers ...

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Scientists show that children think like scientists

Even preschoolers approach the world much like scientists: They are convinced that perplexing and unpredictable events can be explained, according to an MIT brain researcher's study in the April issue of Child Development.

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Going With The Flow

As our technology shrinks ever smaller, commercial manufacturing and biological and medical research follows suit. Sometime in the relatively near future, asserts Joel Koplik, a professor at the City College of the City University ...

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Astronomers Weigh Adopted Twin Brown Dwarfs

Astronomers for the first time have precisely measured the mass of a pair of elusive brown dwarfs, and the data from the twin objects - not quite big enough to be stars, but too large to be planets – match well with theoretical ...

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Study: Video games can act as analgesics

A Wheeling Jesuit University student study suggests playing sports and fighting video games produces a dramatic level of pain distraction.

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Study: How sweet it is -- or is it?

An Ohio State University study suggests the most important factor in what kind of sweetener people prefer has more to do with sourness than sweetness.

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Panasonic heats up next-generation DVD war (Update)

The Panasonic brand maker said Wednesday it will start selling its first Blu-ray high-definition DVD player in North America in September as electronics makers prepare to go to battle over two rival formats.

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