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New brake light system could mean fewer collisions

A dynamic brake light system that enables rear lights on a leading vehicle to contract or expand during hard braking could help lessen how often rear-end automobile collisions occur, says new research from the University ...

dateMar 23, 2007 in Other
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A global teacher of 1,516 lessons and counting

From a tiny closet in Mountain View, Calif., Sal Khan is educating the globe for free. His 1,516 videotaped mini-lectures -- on topics ranging from simple addition to vector calculus and Napoleonic campaigns -- are transforming ...

dateJun 27, 2010 in Other
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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, ...

dateApr 16, 2008 in Other feature
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Scientists weigh in on Stephen Hawking's alien warning

Famed physicist Stephen Hawking set off chatter in late April when he posited the existence of intelligent aliens on his new TV series, "Into the Universe with Stephen Hawking" -- adding that it would be best for human beings ...

dateMay 11, 2010 in Other
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Rare lightshow seen in deep ocean

Rare footage of marine creatures putting on deep sea 'lightshows' on the floor of the Atlantic Ocean has been captured by scientists using the latest technology. So many animals were squirting luminescence into the water ...

dateNov 17, 2006 in Other
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Surprisingly, Female Models Have Negative Effect on Men

(PhysOrg.com) -- Many studies have shown that media images of female models have had a negative impact on how woman view their own bodies, but does this same effect hold true when men view male models? A leading researcher ...

dateNov 06, 2008 in Other
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