NASA Spacecraft Is a 'Go' for Asteroid Beltbrics
Simulation reveals how body repairs balance after damage
Launch and flight teams are in final preparations for the planned Sept. 27 liftoff from Pad 17-B at Cape Canaveral Air Force Station, Fla., of NASA's Dawn mission. The Dawn spacecraft will venture into the heart of the asteroid belt, where it will document in exceptional detail the mammoth rocky asteroid Vesta, and then, the even bigger icy dwarf planet Ceres.
Studies: Children obese due to a host of unhealthy pressures
Your body goes to a lot of trouble to make sure you stay upright. But when the brain`s neural pathways are impaired through injury, age or illness, muscles are deprived of the detailed sensory information they need to perform the constant yet delicate balancing act required for normal movement and standing.
Study shows autism symptoms can improve into adulthood
Unhealthy options and pressures influence nearly every part of children's daily lives, according to studies released this week in a special supplement of the American Journal of Preventative Medicine.
U.S. researchers turn words to music
Hallmarks of autism are characteristic behaviors - repetitive motions, problems interacting with others, impaired communication abilities - that occur in widely different combinations and degrees of severity among those who have the condition.
Genes Key to Future Cancer Treatments
Electrical engineers and computer scientists at University of California, San Diego have developed "Google for music," a search engine that takes words and finds tunes to match.
'Halo 3' Packaging Scratches Disks
Customizing treatments for individual cancer patients is getting easier.
(AP) -- Less than 24 hours after die-hard fans finally got their hands on a copy of "Halo 3," blogs brimmed with reports that special limited-edition packaging is scratching the video game disks.
IMAX Camera Returns to Space to Chronicle Hubble Space Telescope
Understanding whether inbreeding accounts for early mortality is a long-standing concern in demographic research. Analyzing Bedouin villages in Bekaa, Lebanon, in which the marriage rate among first cousins is more than twice the national average, a new study appearing in the October issue of Current Anthropology finds that the greatest single determinant of infant mortality is not closely related...
Infineon, Motorola to Develop 3G Radio Frequency Chip
IMAX Corporation and Warner Bros. Pictures announced Monday that, in cooperation with NASA, the IMAX 3D camera is scheduled to return to space in 2008 aboard the space shuttle during STS-125 for production of a new film. Set for release in early 2010, IMAX will chronicle the life story of the Hubble Space Telescope.
It's all in the spin: Quantum physics cools down computers
Infineon Technologies AG today announced that it has signed an agreement with Motorola to develop a new multi-mode, single-chip 3G radio frequency (RF) transceiver based on Infineon`s SMARTi UE chip.
Motorola Unveils Revolutionary WiMAX Chipset for Handheld Devices
The future of Moore's famous lawthat the number of transistors squeezed onto a computer chip can be doubled about every two yearsis widely seen as threatened by the damaging heat generated by the chips themselves as their transistors become more densely packed.
Nokia answers convergence call with Nokia 6301 UMA phone
A global leader in WiMAX solutions, Motorola Inc. today announced it will be showcasing its mobile WiMAX chipset modem solution at WiMAX World USA.
Study: Are plug-ins the next wave of hybrid vehicles?
With a sleek stainless steel design, the Nokia 6301 phone launched today is not only stylish, but offers consumers seamless voice and data mobility across GSM cellular and WLAN networks via Unlicensed Mobile Access (UMA) technology. The Nokia 6301 phone uses UMA technology to integrate the benefits of landline and a mobile phone, including seamless indoor coverage, sound quality and affordability.
University biologist publishes book on bird speciation
Is America ready for rechargeable cars? Teams of researchers at the University of Michigan and Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will explore this question and others with $2 million from the U.S. Department of Energy's offices of Electricity Delivery and Energy Reliability and Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy.
Viewing dye-packed vesicles causes them to explode
A University of Chicago biologist and world-renowned expert on bird speciation has compiled eight years of research and writing into a recently published book, Speciation in Birds.
Russian 'space mail' attempt falls short
It`s a long-standing question: Can just the act of observing an experiment affect the results? According to a new study by Rockefeller University scientists, if the experiment uses a fluorescent dye called acridine orange, the answer is a resounding yes.
Inside the red tape of Hurricane Katrina
AP - Forget e-mail. How about space mail?
New study for Severn energy plan
AP - Nearly 2,000 pages spell out in excruciating detail something that is plain to Virgil Tiller but not the Federal Emergency Management Agency: His school was destroyed and needs to be rebuilt.
Third bluetongue case discovered
The government announces a feasibility study for a tidal power project which could supply about 5% of UK electricity.
Researchers monitor nanotubes fed to fruit flies
Government vets confirm the discovery of a third case of midge-borne bluetongue disease in Suffolk.
Hair Follicles Can Manufacture Blood-Doping and Life-Saving Substance, Erythropoietin
Fruit fly larvae fed a diet containing carbon nanotubes can grow to normal maturity, Rice University researchers say in a study showing for the first time that nanotubes can be monitored inside a living organism.
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In the Deep, a Tropical Surprise
A stunning discovery may make blood doping and the treatment of severe anemia as easy as washing your hair. Researchers show that hair follicles on people's head have the potential to become erythropoietin factories. EPO, the hormone responsible for the creation of red blood cells, is used illegally to enhance athletic performance and legally to treat severe anemia associated with kidney failure...
Amazon Spins Up Digital Music Store
Kelp forests may exist throughout the tropics, new study finds
(AP) -- Web retailer Amazon.com Inc. launched its much-anticipated digital music store Tuesday with nearly 2.3 million songs, none of them protected against copying.