Archive: 04/3/2007

Hey, WIMPs: Beware of Dwarf

Stars may be bullies in their old age. White dwarfs—dense, collapsed stars in their final stage of life—could be skilled at swallowing and annihilating weakly interacting massive particles (WIMPs). These ...

Apr 03, 2007 4 / 5 (25) 0

How we remember each other

Researchers at McGill University’s Douglas Mental Health University Institute, in collaboration with a French team at the University of Paris, have used magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify the part of the brain ...

Apr 03, 2007 3.7 / 5 (9) 0

How did life on Earth originate?

Did life arrive from space? Rather than developing here, could the first life forms have been catapulted to Earth on a chunk of rock from outer space? Investigations show that microbes are capable of surviving ...

Apr 03, 2007 3.7 / 5 (27) 0

Noise-absorbing windows

The noise of aircraft taking off, road traffic or a booming discotheque often drive inhabitants of the neighborhood to a nervous frenzy. The first-ever windows with active sound insulation offer much-needed ...

Apr 03, 2007 4.2 / 5 (40) 0