Ad hoc encyclopaedia for the information age

Linking communities and information into a virtual digital library is the 21st century version of the Dictionaire Raisonneé. Better, they can be organised around specific topics, creating vast repositories and networks of ...

Location spoofing possible with WiFi devices

Apple iPhone and iPod (touch) support a new self-localization feature that uses known locations of wireless access points as well as the device's own ability to detect access points. Now ETH Zurich researchers have demonstrated ...

Feinstein to collaborate with Karolinska

The Feinstein Institute in Manhasset, N.Y., says it will join with Sweden's Karolinska Institute in exchanging graduates for post-doctoral research.

Researchers mimic bacteria to produce magnetic nanoparticles

When it comes to designing something, it’s hard to find a better source of inspiration than Mother Nature. Using that principle, a diverse, interdisciplinary group of researchers at the U.S. Department of Energy’s Ames ...

Ancient dragon has space-age skull

The fearsome Komodo dragon is the world's largest living lizard and can take very large animal prey: now a new international study has revealed how it can be such an efficient killing machine despite having a wimpy bite and ...

Physicists model how we form opinions

In large part, a society’s image stems from its overall opinions – its political, religious, and ethical beliefs – and how much diversity it tolerates. For example, how do some areas develop images of being either liberal ...

MIT to open energy resource center

The Massachusetts Institute of Technology is working with a German research firm to open a sustainable energy center near the college, the school announced.

Korean cosmonaut shares culture in space

South Korean President Lee Myung-bak talked to his country's first astronaut Saturday as she orbited the Earth in the International Space Station.

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