What do you have in mind? Ethical questions in neuroscience
TVO to put shows on YouTube
(PhysOrg.com) -- New methods for examining and influencing brain activity have led to better treatments for disabling neurological and psychiatric diseases, but they also pose ethical questions about their use inside and outside of medicine.
Handyman to Return to His Space Workshop
TVO, Ontario's public educational television station, is launching a channel on YouTube through a revenue-sharing agreement with the website.
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- 08/11/14 20:01
Slide Show: Images From the Week's News
Donald R. Pettit calls the International Space Station his “home away from home” and will be returning on the space shuttle Endeavor’s latest trip....
Young Britons 'shy from science'
A look back at images from Discovery News headlines Nov. 10-14.
Senator Plans To Enforce Net Neutrality with Law
A survey commissioned by the European Commission has shown that young Britons are among the least likely in Europe to consider studying science subjects
- Sci-Tech Today
- 08/11/14 19:34
Guitar Hero Compatibility Chart Is Music to Gamers' Ears
A lawmaker is bringing the issue of net neutrality back into the spotlight. Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-N.D.) plans to introduce a bill in January that would stop Internet service providers from blocking and managing certain Internet content.
The planned legislation follows a long battle between the Federal Communications Commission and cable-TV and Internet service provider Comcast. It would have the...
- Sci-Tech Today
- 08/11/14 19:33
Google Offers Search By Voice, and iPhone Gets It First
Guitar Hero and Rock Band users may have been dealing with their own mangled music mess when trying to figure out which controllers are compatible with which instruments.
Guitar Hero officials want their users to stop worrying about compatibility and focus on unleashing their inner rock star, so they have released a compatibility chart.
"The Guitar Hero team has noticed that there has been a...
- Sci-Tech Today
- 08/11/14 19:33
Online Microsoft Store Opens for U.S. Customers
Google is pushing its voice-recognition technology to Apple's iPhone first, before devices running its own Android mobile platform.
The New York Times offered photographs of Google employees Vic Gundotra and Gummi Hafsteinsoon using an iPhone for a voice search. The free application was expected to be available on Apple's App Store on Friday. Google reportedly will soon offer the technology...
- Sci-Tech Today
- 08/11/14 19:32
Shuttle mission to repair space station set for launch
Microsoft on Friday opened an online store for U.S. customers. The company already has online marketplaces in the United Kingdom, Germany and Korea.
The home page for the Microsoft Store features the Microsoft Xbox 360 hit Gears of War 2, but also offers various flavors of the Microsoft Office productivity suite. Microsoft also features the Zune and a small ad for Vista Ultimate.
HTC Unveils Worlds First GSM/WiMAX Mobile Phone
AFP - Seven astronauts aboard the space shuttle Endeavour looked set for launch to the International Space Station on Friday on a 15-day mission to double the orbiter's storage...
SETI Astronomer Envisions Technology Capable of Receiving ET Signals by 2032
(PhysOrg.com) -- HTC has just announced the world's first GSM/WiMAX headset. The device will be available in Russia on the Yota Mobile WiMAX network. The MAX 4G appears similar to the super high-end HTC Touch HD that was recently announced with a large 3.8 inch 800×480 display and touch screen interface. The MAX 4G will support the Yota Video network and the device is capable of displaying up to...
Can alkaline earth metals be used in quantum computing?
(PhysOrg.com) -- SETI, (Search for Extraterrestrial Intelligence) Senior Astronomer Seth Shostak and host of the weekly radio show "Are We Alone," predicted during a recent conference in San Francisco that "We'll find ET within two-dozen years", according to CNET News staffer Daniel Terdiman.
Iran says it will support OPEC production cut: report
(PhysOrg.com) -- "There are a number of different proposals for quantum computing," Andrew Daley tells PhysOrg.com. "These include solid state or semiconductor as well as atomic and molecular systems. We are considering atomic systems, and more specifically alkaline earth metals."
Google adding voice search to iPhone
AFP - Iran, number two oil producer in OPEC, said on Friday that it will support a decision to cut production by the cartel at an extraordinary meeting in Cairo later this month to discuss falling oil...
India lands probe on moon
Google Inc. is adding speech-activated search to Apple Inc.'s iPhone, according to reports - a move experts believe may finally enshrine voice-recognition as a mainstream technology.
Indian probe touches down on Moon
An unmanned Indian probe landed on the moon Friday and started sending images, marking another milestone for the country's 45-year-old space program.
NASA fuels shuttle Endeavour for evening launch
India's first unmanned lunar spacecraft, Chandrayaan 1, places a probe on the surface of the Moon.
Chicks to give scientists clearer picture of fetal development
AP - NASA began fueling space shuttle Endeavour on Friday for an evening flight to the international space station and a home remodeling project by astronauts doubling as kitchen and bathroom...
Diabetes ABCs 123s
Scientists hope to gain a greater understanding of disease and birth defects with a new imaging database that will map the expression of genes that control development.
Health Watch: A cornucopia of new health products
Here is a statistic from the American Diabetes Association that caught my attention: "If current trends continue, one out of three Americans and one in two minorities born in 2000 will develop diabetes in their lifetime."
NASA's New High-Performance Engine for Ares Rocket Passes Review
It was easy to run smack-dab into every possible food trend at the recent American Dietetic Association's Food and Nutrition Conference and Expo at McCormick Place in Chicago recently.
Photonics emerges from the shadows
(PhysOrg.com) -- NASA's newest high-performance rocket engine, the J-2X, successfully completed its critical design review Thursday at NASA's Marshall Space Flight Center in Huntsville, Ala.
The dark truth of healthful chocolate
(PhysOrg.com) -- The name has been around for four decades, but only now is a recognisable photonics community emerging in Europe. A European study has documented a fast-growing sector of more than 2100 companies and 700 research laboratories.
The good news? No more sit-ups
While research has shown that dark chocolate can help to lower blood pressure, those studies required eating a large amount of chocolate to achieve the benefits.
If you hate sit-ups, you're in luck. They're one of the top five exercises women should completely avoid, says personal trainer Kristal Richardson.