Archive: 11/29/2005

Probe of the quintessence of surprise

We ignore some sudden noises, while others make us take action. We turn our eyes to look at some moving things -- but not all. Why? A new theory and experimental evidence suggests a novel mathematical explanation of how brains ...

Nov 29, 2005 4.5 / 5 (2) 0

Biotechnology's newest chemical tool

Exploiting biology's own chemical toolbox, researchers have developed a new technique that will allow them to modify specific sequences within a DNA molecule. The approach will not only help reveal the impact of biochemical ...

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Mars Rovers Just Keeps Going And Going

Spirit, the untiring robotic "wonder child" sent by NASA to explore the eerily earthlike fourth planet from the sun, has completed one martian year - that's almost two Earth years - on Mars.

Nov 29, 2005 4.7 / 5 (6) 0

Substance that knocks out anthrax

Researchers at Stockholm University have found a substance that quickly knocks out the anthrax bacterium. The bacterium has been used in terrorist attacks in the US and Japan, for example.

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How to expose a liar

In interrogating suspected perpetrators it’s important to be able to determine who is telling the truth. A new dissertation from Göteborg University in Sweden shows that strategic questioning can considerably enhance the ...

Nov 29, 2005 4.3 / 5 (9) 0

3-G mobiles to help school learning

Recent research suggests that most children spend more time ‘gaming’ than doing homework. So what if gaming were homework or at least ‘out of class work’?

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