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Tech Watch: Take a CyberWalk

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The development of a walking platform, which will allow unconstrained movement in virtual worlds, is the goal of the CyberWalk project, initiated by scientists of the Max Planck Institute for Biological Cybernetics in Tuebingen, Germany…

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Tech Watch: Look Ma! No Training Wheels!

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A new bicycle design created at Purdue University could erase the need for parents to hold on to the back of a two-wheel bicycle as their child learns how to ride…

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U.S. Postage Stamps Celebrate a Century of Science

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Thermodynamicist Josiah Willard Gibbs, geneticist Barbara McClintock, mathematician John von Neumann and physicist Richard P. Feynman were honored with postage stamps dedicated in a special ceremony at Henry R. Luce Hall, Yale University…

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Butterfly Migration Could Be Largest Known

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Millions of painted lady butterflies that fluttered into California's Central Valley in the last week of March could be just the advance guard of one of the largest migrations of the species on record…

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NOAA Issues Space Weather Warning

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Forecasters at the NOAA Space Environment Center in Boulder, Colo., observed a geomagnetic storm on Sunday, May 15, which they classified as an extreme event, measuring G-5 -- the highest level -- on the NOAA Space Weather Scales…

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Microscopic Microscopes

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Traditionally if scientists wanted to look at something small they would put a sample under a microscope, but now researchers have managed to shrink the microscope itself to the size of a single human cell…

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Deadly Sumatran Earthquake Causes Earth’s Gravity Scar

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

A new ESA study predicts that the devastating Sumatran earthquake, which resulted in the tragic tsunami of December 26, 2004, will have left a 'scar' on Earth's gravity that could be detected by a sensitive new satellite…

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New Moon Making Waves

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The NASA/ESA/ASI Cassini spacecraft has confirmed earlier suspicions of an unseen moon hidden in a gap in Saturn's outer A ring. A new image shows the new moon and the waves it raises in the surrounding ring material

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Replicate Like Rabbits

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

One of the dreams of both science fiction writers and practical robot builders has been realized, at least on a simple level: Cornell University researchers have created a machine that can build copies of itself…

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New Technique Produces 10-carat Diamond

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Researchers at the Carnegie Institution of Washington, D.C. have produced 10-carat, half-inch thick single-crystal diamonds at rapid growth rates (100 micrometers per hour) using a chemical vapor deposition (CVD) process…

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Optical Computer Made from Frozen Light

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Scientists at Harvard University have shown how ultra-cold atoms can be used to freeze and control light to form the “core”--or central processing unit--of an optical computer…

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New Dinosaur Species Surprises Paleontology Community

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The Children's Museum of Indianapolis, along with a world-renowned team led by paleontologist Dr. Robert Bakker, has announced the discovery and acquisition of a 66-million-year-old dinosaur skull that represents a new dinosaur species…

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Sight for Sore Eyes

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Researchers from the University of Southern California and the Doheny Eye Institute's Doheny Retina Institute presented data on the first six patients implanted with an intraocular retinal prosthesis, more popularly referred to as an artificial retina…

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A Horse is a Horse is a Horse

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

Texas A&M researchers have successfully cloned a horse in collaboration with a French company trying to preserve genes of exceptional horses. The privately owned colt, named Paris Texas, was born March 13…

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Dumbed Down by Technology

April 30, 2005 8:00 pm | News | Comments

The abuse of “always-on” technology has led to a nationwide state of “Info-Mania” where UK workers are literally addicted to checking email and text messages during meetings, in the evening and at weekends…

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