Archive: 12/5/2006

Measuring awareness is not as simple as a single number

Science fiction describes the crucial difference between a robot and a person as sense of self. But for Rockefeller University’s George Reeke, computers — self or no self — do not yet begin to capture the complexity ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Other
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New research sheds light on stroke development

A new study examines the usefulness of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI), a process of scanning and mapping the brain, in establishing the relationship between abnormalities in the cardiovascular system and stroke. This research ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Medical research
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Consumers neutral on risks, benefits of nano

The largest and most comprehensive survey of public perceptions of nanotechnology products finds that U.S. consumers are willing to use specific nano-containing products – even if there are health and safety risks – when ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Explore planet Earth in near-real time

Have you ever wanted to track natural events in progress, such as fires, floods and volcanic eruptions, or simply explore the planet through the eyes of a satellite? ESA has created a website, MIRAVI, which ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Earth Sciences
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Silica particle sparks life in protein

Tiny formless particles in water solution take on a well-ordered and functional structure as soon as they come into contact with nanoparticles of silica. A unique breakthrough by researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Early HIV treatment fails to restore memory T cells

Most of the body’s memory T cells vanish within weeks after a person is infected with the HIV virus. In a study from the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center and the Bernard-Nocht Institute appearing in the international ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in HIV & AIDS
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