Archive: 7/03/2011

Book makes nanotech accessible to smaller readers

Although Dr. Moon Kim's zeal for nanotechnology springs in part from years of research into the structural characterization of advanced electronic materials, he doesn’t see why kids shouldn’t be exhilarated by the ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Nanophysics
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The digital side of biology

Revolutions in science come in waves. One of the epoch-making events in modern biology came in 1995 when J. Craig Venter, an American biologist, decoded the whole genome of the Haemohilus influenzae bacterium using a ‘shotgun’ ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Other
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Virtual reality in a Michigan Tech lab

I am in Room 314 in Rekhi Hall, arms spread wide, tippy-toeing across a rickety board and trying oh-so-hard not to fall into a gaping hole beneath my feet. One misstep and I join the dead cow at the bottom of the pit.

dateMar 07, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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Why some people are lean and others fat

With an abundance of food available, it’s not surprising that people are getting fatter. But why do some people remain lean? A Cambridge University scientist suggests that the reason is rooted deep in our DNA.

dateMar 07, 2011 in Other
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Older parents happier with more children

The more children young parents have, the unhappier they are. From age 40 on, however, it is the other way round. Then, more children generally mean more happiness. This is true independent of sex, income, or partnership ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Social Sciences
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