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'Lost World' Beneath Caribbean To Be Explored
Posted on September 02, 2008 at 10:51:52 am
Scientists at the National Oceanography Centre, Southampton, are set to explore the world's deepest undersea volcanoes and find out what lives in a 'lost world' five kilometres beneath the Caribbean.
Investigating The Origins Of Life Using A Computer
Posted on September 03, 2008 at 11:38:49 pm
Scientists at Penn State have developed a new computational method that they say will help them to understand how life began on Earth.
Substance Found In Fruits And Vegetables Reduces Flu Likelyhood
Posted on September 03, 2008 at 11:46:55 pm
Mice given quercetin, a naturally occurring substance found in fruits and vegetables, were less likely to contract the flu, according to a study published by The American Physiological Society.
Small Helicopters Teach Themselves To Fly
Posted on September 03, 2008 at 11:53:17 pm
Stanford computer scientists have developed an artificial intelligence system that enables robotic helicopters to teach themselves to fly difficult stunts by watching other helicopters perform the same maneuvers.
New Method Has Computer Users Digitizing Books Quickly And Accurately
Posted on September 04, 2008 at 09:56:18 am
Millions of computer users collectively transcribe the equivalent of 160 books each day with better than 99 percent accuracy, despite the fact that few spend more than a few seconds on the task
Toxic Plastics: Bisphenol A Linked To Metabolic Syndrome In Human Tissue
Posted on September 05, 2008 at 10:48:27 am
New research from the University of Cincinnati (UC) implicates the primary chemical used to produce hard plastics—bisphenol A (BPA)—as a risk factor for metabolic syndrome and its consequences.
Telescope Zooms In On Milky Way's Super-massive Black Hole
Posted on September 06, 2008 at 06:30:24 pm
An international team, led by astronomers at the MIT Haystack Observatory, has obtained the closest views ever of what is believed to be a super-massive black hole at the center of the Milky Way galaxy.
Last Woolly Mammoths Had North American Roots
Posted on September 07, 2008 at 11:06:00 am
In a surprising reversal of conventional wisdom, a DNA-based study has revealed that the last of the woolly mammoths—which lived between 40,000 and 4,000 years ago—had roots that were exclusively North American.
Finding The Fourth Dimension
Posted on September 08, 2008 at 09:05:00 pm
How did the universe come to be? What is it made of? What is mass? Can science prove that there are other dimensions?
Number Sense Correlates With Test Scores
Posted on September 08, 2008 at 09:32:54 pm
Knowing how precisely a high school freshman can estimate the number of objects in a group gives you a good idea how well he has done in math as far back as kindergarten, researchers at The Johns Hopkins University found.