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MIT Researchers Take Space Suit to Next Level

Researchers in the Man Vehicle Laboratory (MVL) at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have begun this month to push a revolutionary new space suit design from investigation to initial development, aiming ...

Feb 08, 2006 feature
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Professor Finally Publishes Controversial Brain Theory

(PhysOrg.com) -- In the late '90s, Asim Roy, a professor of information systems at Arizona State University, began to write a paper on a new brain theory. Now, 10 years later and after several rejections and ...

Nov 19, 2008 feature
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Researchers stumped by drug addiction paradox

From chocolate and caffeine to nicotine and cocaine, many of our most addictive foods and drugs come from plant toxins. Considering that plants originally developed these toxins to deter herbivorous predators, ...

Apr 16, 2008 feature
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New Dark Matter Candidate Proposed

A vacuum – space essentially void of any matter whatsoever – is a strange thing. And it may be even stranger, according to recent research. Motivated by the results of an experiment known as PVLAS, which showed that not ...

Aug 07, 2007 feature
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Cow Backpacks Trap Methane Gas

(PhysOrg.com) -- In an attempt to understand the extent of cow flatulence on global warming, scientists in Argentina are strapping plastic bags to the backs of cows to capture their emissions.

Jul 11, 2008 weblog
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Information Storage in Three Dimensions

For the first time, researchers have successfully turned a glass material into three-dimensional information storage using a light-based technique. This achievement may be a big step forward for the real-life implementation ...

Mar 18, 2008 feature
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LCDs get brighter with nano polarization recycler

LCDs (liquid crystal displays) provide a popular method for lighting screens on everything from computers and TVs to watches, clocks, cell phones and more. However, as scientists Sang Hoon Kim, Joo-Do Park ...

Sep 06, 2006 feature
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New motor first to be powered by living bacteria

A new motor designed by scientists from Japan offers the best of both worlds: the living and the non-living. The group built a hybrid micromachine that is powered by gliding bacteria which travels on an inorganic ...

Oct 12, 2006 feature
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