Archive: 5/12/2006

Measuring awareness is not as simple as a single number

Science fiction describes the crucial difference between a robot and a person as sense of self. But for Rockefeller University’s George Reeke, computers — self or no self — do not yet begin to capture the complexity ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Other
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Nano-implant measures tumor growth, treatment

A tiny implant now being developed at MIT could one day help doctors rapidly monitor the growth of tumors and the progress of chemotherapy in cancer patients. The implant contains nanoparticles that can be designed to test ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Consumers neutral on risks, benefits of nano

The largest and most comprehensive survey of public perceptions of nanotechnology products finds that U.S. consumers are willing to use specific nano-containing products – even if there are health and safety risks – when ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Explore planet Earth in near-real time

Have you ever wanted to track natural events in progress, such as fires, floods and volcanic eruptions, or simply explore the planet through the eyes of a satellite? ESA has created a website, MIRAVI, which gives access to ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Earth Sciences
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Silica particle sparks life in protein

Tiny formless particles in water solution take on a well-ordered and functional structure as soon as they come into contact with nanoparticles of silica. A unique breakthrough by researchers at Linkoping University in Sweden ...

dateDec 05, 2006 in Bio & Medicine
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Reef sharks threatened by overfishing

A study by Australian scientists has warned that coral reef shark populations on the Great Barrier Reef are in the midst of a catastrophic collapse.

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