Deep sleep may be in your genes

Swiss scientists at the University of Zurich say they've identified a genetic variation that may explain why some people sleep better than others.

Simplest known animals engage in sex

A Yale University study suggests even the most simple of animals engage in sex. Ana Signorovitch and colleagues have demonstrated placozoans, the simplest known free-living animals, undergo a sexual phase in their life cycle.

Computer predicts quakes in S.F. area

Scientists say the San Francisco Bay Area has a 25-percent chance of a magnitude 7 or greater earthquake during the next 20 years.

Intel Ships Multi-Core Server Platforms

Intel Corporation today announced the availability of its first dual-core, hyper-threaded Intel Xeon processor for dual processor servers. The new processor helps to improve the performance and response time of multi-threaded ...

Sony Ericsson unveils UMTS P990 smartphone

Sony Ericsson emphasised its continued commitment to Symbian OS today with the announcement of its next generation smartphone to the global development community. The P990 will be the first commercially available smartphone ...

Students Learn Better When The Numbers Don't Talk And Dance

Most teachers believe that students learn better when abstract concepts are taught using concrete materials or examples -- but a new study suggests they may be wrong. Researchers found that when college students were taught ...

Rensselaer engineers to inspect levees

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute scientists are going to New Orleans as part of an expert team investigating levee failures caused by Hurricane Katrina.

Supercomputers may help oil companies

Ohio State University scientists say oil companies may soon be using supercomputers to solve problems such as how to fight oil spills.

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