Archive: 05/3/2012

Insects master abstract concepts

An insect's brain is capable of constructing and handling abstract concepts. It can even use two different concepts simultaneously in order to make a decision when faced with a new situation.

dateMay 03, 2012 in Plants & Animals
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Mars Rover starts its 9th year

Eight years after landing on Mars for what was planned as a three-month mission, NASA's enduring Mars Exploration Rover Opportunity is working on what essentially became a new mission five months ago.

dateMay 03, 2012 in Space Exploration
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Architecture of experience

Krystal Tung ’13 wanted to follow the yellow brick road. When the Cabot House resident heard that this spring’s House musical would be “The Wizard of Oz,” she headed straight for the stage.

dateMay 03, 2012 in Social Sciences
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Huge scope to store water underground

There is potential to store large volumes of Australia’s precious fresh water underground, to offset climate change, avoid evaporation losses and meet national water needs into the future, leading water scientists say.

dateMay 03, 2012 in Environment
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Road phones safer than ever

New self-lighting and self monitoring telephones on road highways and other key locations can reduce the need for maintenance significantly and, more importantly, save lives.

dateMay 03, 2012 in Engineering
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