Archive: 5/05/2011

The $25 educational PC

( -- Have you ever played Elite? What about games in the Rollercoaster Tycoon series, Thrillville, Lost Winds, or Kinectimals? If so, then you have enjoyed the work of David Braben. Mr. Braben is a fairly well ...

dateMay 05, 2011 in Hardware weblog
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Why does rain keep bats grounded?

( -- In a new study published in Biology Letters, researcher Christian Voigt from the Leibniz Institute for Zoo and Wildlife Research in Germany details their findings on Sowell’s short-tailed bats and the ...

dateMay 05, 2011 in Plants & Animals report
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Robot engages novice computer scientists (w/ video)

Learning how to program a computer to display the words "Hello World" once may have excited students, but that hoary chestnut of a lesson doesn't cut it in a world of videogames, smartphones and Twitter. One option to take ...

dateMay 05, 2011 in Robotics
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Advanced instrument used to read cells' minds

Researchers at the Stanford University School of Medicine have taken a machine already in use for the measurement of impurities in semiconductors and used it to analyze immune cells in far more detail than has been possible ...

dateMay 05, 2011 in Biochemistry
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