Archive: 7/03/2011

63 percent under 30 admit driving while on phone

(AP) -- The U.S. Department of Transportation and Consumer Reports magazine have released a poll that illustrates how widespread distracted driving is among young people and a plan to help fight it.

dateMar 07, 2011 in Other
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Magma chambers awake sooner than thought

Until now it was thought that once a volcano's magma chamber had cooled down it remained dormant for centuries before it could be remobilized by fresh magma. A theoretical model developed by Alain Burgisser of the Orléans ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Earth Sciences
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Building biological computers

New research shows that genetically modified cells can be made to communicate with each other as if they were electronic circuits. The study is a groundbreaking step toward building complex systems where the body's own cells ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Cell & Microbiology
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Book makes nanotech accessible to smaller readers

Although Dr. Moon Kim's zeal for nanotechnology springs in part from years of research into the structural characterization of advanced electronic materials, he doesn’t see why kids shouldn’t be exhilarated by the ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Nanophysics
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The digital side of biology

Revolutions in science come in waves. One of the epoch-making events in modern biology came in 1995 when J. Craig Venter, an American biologist, decoded the whole genome of the Haemohilus influenzae bacterium using a ‘shotgun’ ...

dateMar 07, 2011 in Other
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Virtual reality in a Michigan Tech lab

I am in Room 314 in Rekhi Hall, arms spread wide, tippy-toeing across a rickety board and trying oh-so-hard not to fall into a gaping hole beneath my feet. One misstep and I join the dead cow at the bottom of the pit.

dateMar 07, 2011 in Computer Sciences
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