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A Better Virtual World, 1 Tree (or Millions) At A Time
Posted on January 10, 2008 at 10:50:19 am
When Stanford computer scientist Vladlen Koltun decided to build a better virtual world, he began with 3-D trees—millions of them. Now he wants to give them away.

A Warming Climate Can Support Glacial Ice
Posted on January 12, 2008 at 10:22:50 am
New research indicates glacial ice existed on earth during intense period of global warming.

Body Heat To Power Cell Phones?
Posted on January 12, 2008 at 10:28:31 am
Energy now lost as heat during the production of electricity could be harnessed through the use of silicon nanowires.

Hubble Finds Double Einstein Ring
Posted on January 13, 2008 at 10:59:24 am
Hubble Space Telescope has revealed a never-before-seen optical alignment in space: a pair of glowing rings

Riddle Of The Jade Jewels Reveals Vast Trade Arena
Posted on January 13, 2008 at 11:09:00 am
Analyzing the origins of jade used in ancient jewelry has revealed a trading arena that was active for more than 3,000 years and sprawled over 3,000km in Southeast Asia – possibly the largest such network discovered in the region to date.

Massive Gas Cloud Speeding Toward Collision With Milky Way
Posted on January 14, 2008 at 10:45:40 am
A giant cloud of hydrogen gas is speeding toward a collision with our Milky Way Galaxy, and when it hits -- in less than 40 million years -- it may set off a spectacular burst of stellar fireworks.

Unusual Fish-eating Dinosaur Had Crocodile-like Skull
Posted on January 15, 2008 at 12:55:27 am
An unusual dinosaur has been shown to have a skull that functioned like a fish-eating crocodile, despite looking like a dinosaur. It also possessed two huge hand claws, perhaps used as grappling hooks to lift fish from the water.

Acrylamide In Food May Increase Risk Of Breast Cancer
Posted on January 16, 2008 at 11:18:07 am
Acrylamide is a chemical formed when frying, roasting, grilling or baking carbohydrate-rich foods at temperatures above 120°C.

Super-computer Could Throw Light On 'Mysterious' Dark Energy
Posted on January 16, 2008 at 10:17:19 pm
Cosmologists have run a series of huge computer simulations of the Universe that could ultimately help solve the mystery of dark energy.

Sharing Our Feelings Across the Net?
Posted on January 17, 2008 at 11:15:46 am
Think how much more fun snowboarding could be if you could remote your feelings electronically to ski-buddies. Breakthroughs in capturing and transmitting ambient intelligence could make these scenarios a reality.


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