Unrealistic optimism prompts risky behavior
Unrealistic optimism about drinking behavior can lead to later alcohol-related problems, according to research published in the current issue of Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB), the official monthly journa ...
A new computer simulator allows to design military strategies based on ants' movements
A researcher of the University of Granada, Spain, has designed a new system for the mobility of military troops within a battlefield based on the mechanisms used by ant colonies to move using a commercial ...
Radiation therapy after lumpectomy for breast cancer can be safely reduced to 4 weeks
Researchers at Fox Chase Cancer Center found that radiation treatment for women who had a lumpectomy for early-stage breast cancer can be safely reduced to four weeks, instead of the usual six to seven weeks, by delivering ...
Intel Solid-State Drive Toolbox Enables Users to Maximize SSD Performance over Time
On the heels of the Microsoft Windows 7 introduction, Intel Corporation today announced the availability of the Intel Solid-State Drive (SSD) Toolbox, with Intel SSD Optimizer and firmware update, for its ...
Predictive simulation successes on Dawn supercomputer
(PhysOrg.com) -- The 500-teraFLOPS Advanced Simulation and Computing program's Sequoia Initial Delivery System (Dawn), an IBM machine of the same lineage as BlueGene/L, has immediately proved itself useful ...
From nature, robots
(PhysOrg.com) -- To a robot designer like Sangbae Kim, the animal kingdom is full of inspiration. "I always look at animals and ask why they are the way they are," says Kim, an assistant professor of mechanical ...
Optimism appears to lower women's risk of death, heart disease
Optimistic women have a lower risk of developing heart disease or dying from any cause compared to pessimistic women, according to research reported in Circulation: Journal of the American Heart Association.
Computer modeling shows strategies to rein in epidemics need to be retooled for rural populations
An infectious disease striking a large city may seem like a disastrous scenario -- millions of people sharing apartment buildings, crammed on buses and trains and brushing past one another on crowded sidewalks.
Lasers are making solar cells competitive
At "Laser 2009" in Munich, Germany, June 15 to 18, Fraunhofer researchers will be demonstrating how laser technology can contribute to optimizing the manufacturing costs and efficiency of solar cells.
Study indicates people by nature are universally optimistic
Despite calamities from economic recessions, wars and famine to a flu epidemic afflicting the Earth, a new study from the University of Kansas and Gallup indicates that humans are by nature optimistic.
Achieving optimal efficiencies for nanoengines
Test quickly assesses whether Alzheimer's drugs are hitting their target
A test developed by physician-scientists at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis may help assess more quickly the ability of Alzheimer's drugs to affect one of the possible underlying causes of Alzheimer's ...
Relocation, relocation, relocation: Math could address climate change population concerns
As sea levels rise in the wake of climate change and semi-arid regions turn to desert, people living in those parts of the world are likely to be displaced. A mathematical approach to planned relocation reported in the International Jo ...
Optimum running speed is stride toward understanding human body form
(PhysOrg.com) -- Runners, listen up: If your body is telling you that your pace feels a little too fast or a little too slow, it may be right.