Kepler Set to Launch Tonight on Planet Finding Mission
(PhysOrg.com) -- The Kepler spacecraft and its Delta II rocket are "go" for a launch tonight that is expected to light up the sky along Florida's Space Coast at 10:49 p.m. EST as the rocket lifts off from ...
Serious games for serious health problems
(PhysOrg.com) -- Gamers caught a very early glimpse of the future of serious games aimed at the health sector during the PlayMancer project’s demos at the latest Vienna Science Fair.
Sony Announces DSC-HX1 Cyber-Shot Camera with Sweep Panorama Technology
Sony is spotlighting its first digital still camera to feature sweep panorama technology. The new HX1 Cyber-shot model can take 224-degree panorama shots in one easy press-and-sweep motion.
Swedish research can make Super Mario more realistic
Computer games are being developed at an ever more rapid pace, and the technical demands are rising, not least regarding graphics boards. At Mälardalen University in Sweden, researchers have now found a solution to ...
Unexpected source of gamma rays discovered
An international team of astrophysicists, involving several research groups in Spain, has discovered a source of very high energy gamma rays in the region of the distant galaxies 3C 66A and 3C 66B. This new ...
New fish discovered in the Bellingshausen Sea
(PhysOrg.com) -- The new species of Antarctic fish, Gosztonyia antarctica, has been discovered at a depth of 650 metres in the Bellingshausen Sea in the Antarctic Ocean, an area which has not been studied ...
Hybrids gather dust at AutoNation dealerships
AutoNation CEO Mike Jackson has a problem: There are way too many Toyota Prius hybrids sitting on his car lots across America.
Support for adjunctive vitamin C treatment in cancer
Serious flaws in a recent study, which concluded that high doses of vitamin C reduce the effectiveness of chemotherapeutic drugs in the treatment of cancer, are revealed in the current issue of Alternative and Complementary Th ...
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Hong Kong bird tests positive for H5N1
Hong Kong authorities said Friday that a dead chicken found in the southern Chinese territory had tested positive for the deadly H5N1 strain of the bird flu virus.
Seattle paper may have digital future
Time is running out for the Seattle Post-Intelligencer, whose publisher, the Hearst Corp., plans to close the money-losing newspaper if a buyer is not found by next week.
A dead gene comes back to life in humans
(PhysOrg.com) -- Researchers have discovered that a long-defunct gene was resurrected during the course of human evolution. This is believed to be the first evidence of a doomed gene - infection-fighting human ...
Giving doctors the complete picture
During the course of a hospitalization, patients are seen by a variety of specialists in addition to the physician who has primary responsibility for their care. However, faulty communication, inappropriate timing, inadequate ...
SIMONE's email feel-good factor
A computer model called SIMONE, for Simulator for Interruptions and Message Overload in Network Environments described in the latest issue of the International Journal of Simulation and Process Modelling, could help solve ...