Archive: 05/30/2008

Tiny Particles Solve Big Problems

Cutting edge nanotechnology research at North Carolina State University is leading to advances in everything from revitalizing HIV drugs to creating harder, stronger nanocrystalline iron that can really take the heat.

May 30, 2008
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Advil or Excedrin? New model helps predict product choices

In today's world, consumers face a dizzying array of product choices. Most often, there's not just one ideal product; it depends on the individual and the context. A beer might be perfect for relaxing after work; a sports ...

May 30, 2008
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Taking computer chat to a whole new level

Natural spoken dialogue technology has long been a dream for many. Advances by European researchers are making this a reality. The results of their work could soon be used to allow us to verbally interact with technology ...

May 30, 2008
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Famous Supernovae Still Echo Across the Milky Way

While walking home on November 11, 1572, astronomer Tycho Brahe idly glanced at the sky. He was surprised to see a bright star in the constellation Cassiopeia that hadn’t been there before. The new star, ...

May 30, 2008
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Look before you leap: New study examines self-control

Reckless decision-making can lead to dire consequences when it comes to food, credit cards, or savings. What's the key to making good decisions? A new study in the Journal of Consumer Research outlines a novel method for me ...

May 30, 2008
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