Archive: 10/6/2006

Ig Nobel 2006 Prize in mathematics

The 2006 Ig Nobel Prize in mathematics was awarded to Dr Piers Barnes and Ms Nic Svenson of CSIRO for figuring out how many photographs to take of a group of people to be confident of getting at least one where ...

Oct 06, 2006
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It’s not just cricket – actually it's physics

Ever wanted to face a Shane Warne spin delivery or smash a Glen McGrath speed bowl? A new bowling simulator may enable you to do just that. The machine is the first of its kind to use physics, real cricket balls and novel ...

Oct 06, 2006
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Worms under stress

Species respond far more dynamically to disturbances in their environment than we think. This is the conclusion of Dutch researcher Olga Alda Alvarez following her research into the stress response of nematodes, tiny worms ...

Oct 06, 2006
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Cluster muscles back from deep hibernation

On 15 September, flight controllers at ESA's Space Operations Centre watched tensely as 'Rumba', No. 1 in the four-spacecraft Cluster fleet, was switched into a low-power, deep hibernation mode. The aim was ...

Oct 06, 2006
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Electromagnetic miniatures

Magnetic components that can be controlled by the application of an external electric field are useful in many different applications. They can serve as microfluidic pumps, mixers, or valves in miniature lab-on-chip systems, ...

Oct 06, 2006
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CU Team to Build a Self-Driving Car for City Streets

Last year, the goal was to build a vehicle that could drive itself, without human intervention, across 132 miles of desert with unpaved roads, ditches, berms, sandy ground, standing water, rocks and boulders, ...

Oct 06, 2006
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Train your brain to hear your friends at a party

A major science prize was today awarded to a researcher who is looking for the region of the brain that helps us to hear someone in a noisy place, such as a party or bar, and is responsible for "training" the brain to hear ...

Oct 06, 2006
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