Archive: 9/06/2005

Practice makes perfect - Gamers are made, not born

Video games, which reveal disconnects between a set of young television addicts and their elders, could bridge a generation gap. While Mortal Combat, Grand Theft Auto, or Halo may be foreign to aging generations, a new study ...

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Spitzer Captures Echo Of Dead Star's Rumblings

An enormous light echo etched in the sky by a fitful dead star was spotted by the infrared eyes of NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope. The surprising finding indicates Cassiopeia A, the remnant of a star that died in a supernova ...

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Spectacular Day of the Comet

After a voyage of 173 days and 268 million miles, NASA's Deep Impact spacecraft will get up-close-and-personal with comet Tempel 1 on July 4. The first of its kind, hyper-speed impact between space-borne iceberg and copper-fortified ...

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Are gender differences predetermined?

In the Vienna of 1924, Sigmund Freud wrote, "Anatomy is destiny." Fast-forward to the 21st century culture of genome-mapping, Web-surfing and gender-bending. How well, we might ask, is Freud's famous dictum holding up? When ...

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Researchers see electron waves in motion for first time

New imaging technique - a trillion times faster than conventional techniques - advances field of plasmonics, could lead to better semiconductors Both the ancient art of stained glass and the cutting-edge field of plasmonics ...

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An environment-friendly rechargeable battery

A high performance rechargeable NiZn battery offers a viable alternative to hazardous NiCd cells While researching a new rechargeable battery for electric scooters, French and Spanish partners in EUREKA project NITIN SCOOTER ...

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