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Ancient Life Form Key to New Solar Energy

April 20, 2009 8:06 am | News | Comments

Engineers have discovered a way to use an ancient life form to create one of the newest technologies for solar energy, in systems that may be surprisingly simple to build


Robo-fish Swarm Unleashed

April 17, 2009 12:50 pm | by Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Raphael G. Satter, Associated Press Writer A school of autonomous robotic fish will be released into a Spanish port to help monitor pollution. Information gathered from the robo-fish will be transmitted to the port's control center using a wireless Internet signal



April 17, 2009 12:30 pm | Microway, Incorporated | Product Releases | Comments

WhisperStation-PSC is a personal supercomputer featuring Tesla GPUs and the CUDA SDK. It contains up to four Tesla C1060 GPUs, two AMD or Intel processors, 64 GB memory and optional RAID storage


Mathematical Physiology II: Systems Physiology

April 17, 2009 11:32 am | by John A. Wass, Ph.D. | Articles | Comments

For those readers who have perused my review of the previous volume on cellular physiology, it is apparent that these interdisciplinary texts are meant to offer a little biology to the engineers and mathematicians and a lot of math to any life scientist bold enough to turn the pages.


Network Analysis Programs

April 17, 2009 11:14 am | by John R. Joyce, Ph.D. | Blogs | Comments

web exclusive John R. Joyce, Ph.D. You don’t need to be a network engineer to benefit from these programs While troubleshooting some data system connectivity problems recently, I had reason to reacquaint myself with a number of the free network analysis programs currently available. In this column, I'll discuss some of the ones I tried and the type of information they can provide


Key to Higher IQ Revealed

April 3, 2009 12:47 pm | News | Comments

They say a picture tells a thousand stories, but can it also tell how smart you are? Actually, say researchers, it can


Beyond Einstein: A New Twist on Black Hole Baldness

April 3, 2009 12:39 pm | News | Comments

Described in Einstein's field equations as the Kerr solution, the rotating black hole may be one of nature's most perfect objects. A theoretical physicist has shown that, even in Newton's theory, the deviation of the field's shape from being spherical is determined by a set of equations identical to those for Kerr black holes.


Lab Robot Discovers Scientific Knowledge on its Own

April 3, 2009 12:33 pm | News | Comments

Researchers have created a robot scientist which they believe is the first machine to have independently discovered new scientific knowledge


Secret Jumping Spider Species Found

April 3, 2009 12:23 pm | News | Comments

A new species of jumping spider is among more than 50 spider species believed new to science discovered during a Conservation International expedition to Papua New Guinea’s highlands wilderness


Ferry of the Damned: Pittcon 2009 Review

March 30, 2009 7:23 am | by Randy C. Hice | Blogs | Comments

web exclusive Randy C. Hice For now, the fear factor and perhaps the odd lead will keep the informatics software vendors at Pittcon In the spirit of “going green” I decided to break with tradition and ride the Pittcon bus to the McCormick Convention Center (MCC) in blustery Chicago


Three-eyed Dinosaur Lizard Found Alive

March 24, 2009 9:36 am | by Ray Lilley, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

A hatchling of a rare reptile has been found in the wild on the New Zealand mainland. The last lizard-like descendant of a reptile species that walked the Earth with the dinosaurs 225 million years ago


Alaska’s Mount Redoubt Erupts Six Times

March 24, 2009 9:25 am | by Mary Pemberton, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

Mary Pemberton, Associated Press Writer Alaska's Mount Redoubt volcano erupted six times Sunday night, sending an ash plume more than nine miles into the air in the volcano's first emissions in nearly 20 years


Gravity Map Zeroes in on Likely Oil

March 24, 2009 9:17 am | News | Comments

A unique new high-resolution map of the Earth’s gravitational force provides a hitherto unseen level of detail, covering both land and sea regions with a resolution of only two kilometers


New Clues in Higgs Boson Hunt

March 24, 2009 9:00 am | News | Comments

So far, the Higgs particle has eluded direct detection. However, recent experiments have zeroed in on the territory where the Higgs boson may be found


Dig Unearths Female Vampire

March 16, 2009 11:52 am | by by Ariel David, Associated Press Writer | News | Comments

by Ariel David, Associated Press Writer An archaeological dig near Venice has unearthed the 16th-century remains of a woman who was believed to be a vampire.  The well-preserved skeleton was found on the Lazzaretto Nuovo island amid other corpses buried in a mass grave



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