Tiny plane to aid environmental studies

A Kansas State University research team has built a small, inexpensive remote-controlled plane as a sensing tool to collect environmental data.

TiVo brings ad search to subcribers

DVR vendor/service provider TiVo launched Monday "TiVo Product Watch," offering subscribers searchable advertising and content.

Fungi important in Arctic nitrogen cycle

U.S. biologists say a new method of calculating nitrogen transfer from mushrooms to plants is proving that fungi is important in the Arctic nitrogen cycle.

Swift wireless laptop for gamers released

Two new wireless laptop computers were unveiled Tuesday that were billed as being faster than laptops that connect to fixed-line broadband.

Physicists Use Soap Bubbles to Study Black Holes

People use them to get cars, dishes and clothes clean. Children blow them for fun. And now, a University of Mississippi physicist thinks soap bubbles can help scientists better understand the properties of black holes.

The cochlea's spiral shape boosts low frequencies

The next time someone whispers in your ear, think "cochlea." The cochlea is the marvelous structure in the inner ear that is shaped like a snail shell and transforms sounds into the nerve impulses that your brain can process ...

Researchers begin to solve mystery of hybrid vigor

Hybrid vigor works, but no one understands how. ISU plant scientists have uncovered a key to understanding the complex molecular mechanisms of this biological process. Their findings were published in the May 2 edition of ...

Laboratory scientists study soot in megacity pollution

A team of Los Alamos scientists recently returned from a month-long data-gathering trip to Mexico City as part of an international, multi-agency environmental science collaboration. The March campaign was designed to examine ...

Female-Name Chat Users Get 25 Times More Malicious Messages

A study by the University of Maryland's A. James Clark School of Engineering found that chat room participants with female usernames received 25 times more threatening and/or sexually explicit private messages than those ...

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