How plastic is your brain? UH engineer seeks answers

It may seem easy to change your mind, but if it's your brain we're talking about, maybe it's harder than we think. A University of Houston professor is looking into this with research into something called 'brain plasticity.'

Butterflies on the prowl show some color

Sex sells. The thrum and flash of an automobile, the whisper of designer silk, the tease of a tattoo, and the ching-ching of gold chains and rings are paired in media and on the streets with come-hither abdominal tautness ...

Next solar storm cycle will likely start next March

The next 11-year cycle of solar storms will most likely start next March and peak in late 2011 or mid-2012—up to a year later than expected—according to a forecast issued by the NOAA Space Environment Center in coordination ...

NIST Issues Guidelines for Ensuring RFID Security

Retailers, manufacturers, hospitals, federal agencies and other organizations planning to use radio frequency identification (RFID) technology to improve their operations should also systematically evaluate the possible security ...

Nano Structures Can Pose Big Measurement Problems

Materials scientists will tell you that to best understand, characterize and eventually utilize the properties of a specific material, you have to be able to define how the atoms within it are arranged. In the case of common ...

IBM Mainframes Go 3-D

By integrating its Cell processors with the mainframe, the company hopes to create virtual worlds on the Web that benefit gamers as well as the enterprise.

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