Earthquake experts turn to history for guidance
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NASA Spacecraft to Carry Russian Science Instruments
A major quake of magnitude seven on the Richter scale in the politically-fragile region of the Middle East could have dire consequences for precious holy sites and even world peace, says Tel Aviv University geologist Dr. Shmulik Marco. In light of this imminent danger, Marco, from the school`s Department of Geophysics and Planetary Sciences, has taken an historical approach to earthquake...
New volume chronicles recent insights into Earth's interior
NASA and the Russian Federal Space Agency Roscosmos have agreed to fly two Russian scientific instruments on NASA spacecraft that will conduct unprecedented robotic missions to the moon and Mars.
Researchers devise way to calculate rates of evolution
A new volume published by the Geological Society of America focuses on techniques that have opened new windows of observation into Earth processes. Advances in High-Pressure Mineralogy highlights recent technical developments in high-pressure mineral physics as well as new results that have changed our understanding of Earth's deep interior.
Researchers Discover Link Between Schizophrenia, Autism and Maternal Flu
Survival of the fittest has popularly described evolution for more than a century, but a new study published in the Royal Society journal Biology Letters provides further evidence that random genetic mutations over millions of years may also play a powerful role.
Astronomer spies conditions 'just right' for building an Earth
A team of California Institute of Technology researchers has found an unexpected link connecting schizophrenia and autism to the importance of covering your mouth whenever you sneeze.
Brain needs perfection in synapse number
An Earth-like planet is likely forming 424 light-years away in a star system called HD 113766, say astronomers using NASA's Spitzer Space Telescope.
Brain's 'social enforcer' centers identified
Like Goldilocks, the brain seeks proportions that are just right. The proper number of synapses or communication between nerve cells, determined early in life, is crucial to having a healthy brain that can learn and retain information.
Bush Vetoes Child Health Insurance Plan
Researchers have identified brain structures that process the threat of punishment for violating social norms. They said that their findings suggest a neural basis for treating children, adolescents, and even immature adults differently in the criminal justice system, since the neural circuitry for processing the threat of such punishment is not as developed in younger individuals as it is in...
Combination vaccines okay for infants, study shows
(AP) -- President Bush, in a sharp confrontation with Congress, on Wednesday vetoed a bipartisan bill that would have dramatically expanded children's health insurance.
Fake Steve Jobs Arranges Book Tour
A University of Rochester study brings relief to new parents who, while navigating a jam-packed childhood vaccine schedule, can expect to soothe their newborn through as many as 15 pokes by his or her six-month checkup.
Innovations in International Calling: MAXroam SIM Cuts Costs
(AP) -- The "Fake Steve Jobs" blogger who jealously guarded his anonymity for nearly a year is now arranging a publicity tour and touting his real-life biography in a forthcoming book.
Legendary California university puts courses on YouTube
Cubic Telecom MAXroam Sim popular in Europe is on its way to North America. The MAXroam SIM card is inserted into an unlocked mobile phone with GSM network capability. MAXroam provides easy instructions on installation and will show consumers how to unlock their mobile phone. The initial cost is around $42.60.
Linking 2 molecular pieces of the Alzheimer's puzzle
A California university renowned for US history changing free speech and anti-war movements is embracing the Internet revolution by putting free videos of courses on YouTube.
Mathematicians defy gravity
Researchers have uncovered a biological link between the protein whose mutation causes early-onset Alzheimer`s disease (AD) and a gene variant linked to late-onset AD. The researchers said their finding could lead to new approaches to treating AD.
Miss America Keeps Kids Safe on 'Net
Droplets of liquid have been shown to travel uphill, rather than sliding down as expected, when the surface they are on is vigorously shaken up and down.
Nature leads the way for the next generation of paints, cosmetics and holograms
(AP) -- Seven years ago, 13-year-old Lauren Nelson and a few friends entered an Internet chat room during a sleepover. Within a week, an online predator was e-mailing one of them lurid photos.
New deep space images of distant strip of sky to be available on Google
A plant-like micro-organism mostly found in oceans could make the manufacture of products, from iridescent cosmetics, paints and fabrics to credit card holograms, cheaper and greener`.
New engineering model advances prospect of alternative-fuel vehicles
A global project to map a distant strip of the universe is releasing its data today to scientists and the public to be used as part of Google Sky, a new feature of Google Earth.
Physicist defends Einstein's theory and 'speed of gravity' measurement
Researchers at the UCLA Henry Samueli School of Engineering and Applied Science have developed a model that could help engineers and scientists speed up the development of hydrogen-fueled vehicles by identifying promising hydrogen-storage materials and predicting favored thermodynamic chemical reactions through which hydrogen can be reversibly stored and extracted.
Research shows how genetic mutation causes epilepsy in infants
Scientists have attempted to disprove Albert Einstein's theory of general relativity for the better part of a century. After testing and confirming Einstein's prediction in 2002 that gravity moves at the speed of light, a professor at the University of Missouri-Columbia has spent the past five years defending the result, as well as his own innovative experimental techniques for measuring the speed...
Review: Mobile Computing Without Laptop
New research from the Howard Florey Institute in Melbourne has shown why mutation in a single gene can cause epilepsy in infants.
Study dissects the anatomy of social conformity
(AP) -- When you have programs and files on one computer and need them on another, you can do a lot of copying and pray they work on the second PC. Or you could connect the machines via remote desktop software. You could even spring for a laptop.
TomTom Shares Fall on Tele Atlas Fears
Researchers have identified the part of the brain that processes the threat of punishment for flouting social rules, a finding that could have implications for understanding the behaviour of psychopaths, a study released Wednesday said.
Trial seeks 'genetic fingerprint' for predicting drug effectiveness
(AP) -- Shares in navigation device maker TomTom NV fell Wednesday on speculation that its $2.7 billion takeover of digital mapping company Tele Atlas NV could come unglued in the wake of a bigger deal: Nokia Corp.'s bid for mapmaker Navteq Corp.
University of Cincinnati (UC) physician-scientists believe identifying a genetic fingerprint could help predict which specific therapies will be most effective for patients with gastric cancer.