Archive: 07/6/2006

A Broadband Light Amplifier on a Photonic Chip

Cornell University researchers have created a broadband light amplifier on a silicon chip, a major breakthrough in the quest to create photonic microchips. In such microchips, beams of light traveling through ...

dateJul 06, 2006 in Nanophysics
shares0 comments 0

Mice Capable of Empathy

A new study by McGill University professor of psychology Dr. Jeffrey Mogil shows that the capacity for empathy, previously suspected but unproven even among higher primates, is also evident in lower mammals.

dateJul 06, 2006 in
shares0 comments 0

Biological conservation by numbers

U.S. tiger conservationists are trying a more business-like approach to saving the species: focusing on performance standards, not fund raising.

dateJul 06, 2006 in
shares0 comments 0

Faking it for physicists

In a "faking it" style test, a social scientist has fooled a panel of physicist judges into believing he was an experienced gravitational wave physicist.

dateJul 06, 2006 in General Physics
shares0 comments 0

Science, tech evaluation tools studied

Researchers are developing tools to evaluate the effectiveness of science, technology, engineering and mathematics education programs in the United States.

dateJul 06, 2006 in Other
shares0 comments 0

Composer reveals musical chords' hidden geometry

Composers often speak of fitting chords and melodies together, as though sounds were physical objects with geometric shape -- and now a Princeton University musician has shown that advanced geometry actually does offer a ...

dateJul 06, 2006 in Mathematics
shares0 comments 0

Viral invasion of the koala genome

University of Queensland researchers have made a startling discovery that may explain why the koala, one of the world's most loved marsupials, is susceptible to certain infections and cancers.

dateJul 06, 2006 in
shares0 comments 0