Archive: 11/7/2007

Old McDonald Had a Phytochemical

Forget the moo-moo here and quack-quack there. Farmers may find phytochemicals to be the barnyard bonanza.

Nov 07, 2007
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Congressional Hearing on Asteroid Threat

UC Davis physics professor J. Anthony Tyson will testify before Congress on Thursday, Nov. 8, on near-Earth asteroids. Tyson will talk about the potential role of the proposed Large Synoptic Survey Telescope (LSST) in surveying ...

Nov 07, 2007
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La Niña Persists

The tropical Pacific Ocean remains in the grips of a cool La Niña, as shown by new data of sea-level heights from mid-October of 2007, collected by the U.S-French Jason altimetric satellite.

Nov 07, 2007
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Babies learn to ride robots at UD

Babies driving robots. It sounds like the theme of a cartoon series but it is actually the focus of important and innovative research being conducted at the University of Delaware that could have significant ...

Nov 07, 2007
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Key to False Memories Uncovered

Duke University Medical Center neuroscientists say the places a memory is processed in the brain may determine how someone can be absolutely certain of a past event that never occurred.

Nov 07, 2007
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Health toll of climate change seen as ethical crisis

The public health costs of global climate change are likely to be the greatest in those parts of the world that have contributed least to the problem, posing a significant ethical dilemma for the developed ...

Nov 07, 2007
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How the brain sends eyeballs bouncing

All vision, including reading this sentence, depends on a constant series of infinitesimal jumps by the eyeball that centers the retina on target objects—words or phrases in the case of reading. Such jumps, or saccades, ...

Nov 07, 2007
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Scientists discover first moisture-sensing genes

Researchers in the University of Iowa Roy J. and Lucille A. Carver College of Medicine have discovered the first two genes involved in moisture sensing (hygrosensation). The discovery also reveals a "two-sensor" hygrosensing ...

Nov 07, 2007
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