Archive: 10/8/2010

Can the past secure pygmy possum's future?

Australia's ancient past may provide vital clues about how to secure the future of one of Australia's most endangered animals, the charismatic mountain pygmy possum, according to leading palaeontologist Professor ...

Oct 08, 2010
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Connecting through design for dementia patients

Frustrated by their inability to communicate with their parents with dementia, two Human Ecology professors are using custom-built furniture and digital photos to help families connect with loved ones suffering ...

Oct 08, 2010
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The link between health and emotions

While the connection between our environment and our emotions has been well explored what is less understood is the profound connection between our emotions and our physical health.

Oct 08, 2010
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LCLS helps create order from chaos

In the world of physics, where everything tends toward disorder, researchers working on the Linac Coherent Light Source are seeking perfect order. Many experiments at the pioneering machine will require each ...

Oct 08, 2010
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Prohibition of cannabis counter-productive

Prohibition of cannabis in the United States may be counter-productive, with a new study showing that a period of increased law enforcement against the drug coincided with an increase in the number of young adult cannabis ...

Oct 08, 2010
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Just how low can Mars go?

There are few places on Mars lower than this. On the left of this image, the floor of Melas Chasma sinks nine kilometres below the surrounding plains. New images from ESA’s Mars Express highlight the ...

Oct 08, 2010
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How energy-efficient is cloud computing?

(PhysOrg.com) -- Conventionally, data storage and data processing are done at the user's own computer, using that computer's storage system and processor. An alternative to this method is cloud computing, ...

Oct 08, 2010 feature
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Backyard astronomer in Ireland finds supernova

(PhysOrg.com) -- An amateur astronomer working from his backyard shed in Ireland was the first in the world to spot a supernova explosion last month. The discovery is the biggest ever in amateur astronomy ...

Oct 08, 2010 report
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