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Zebrafish May Help Solve Ringing In War Vets' Ears

9 years ago from Science Daily

Ever since Ernest Moore's ears began ringing with tinnitus, he has been researching a cure. There's a lot riding on his work. Tinnitus is the top disability of soldiers returning...

Albert Hofmann, 102; Swiss chemist discovered LSD

9 years ago from LA Times - Science

His accidental experience of 'an extremely stimulated imagination' caused by the drug led to a lifetime of experiments and initiated the psychedelic generation. ...

In US, electronic repo device stalls cars of late payers

9 years ago from Physorg

The credit squeeze that has helped put the brakes on the US economy is now stalling cars, as loan companies and automobile sellers install electronic repossession devices that kick in...

Raymond Laflamme Receives Prestigious "Premier's Discovery Award"

9 years ago from Newswise - Scinews

In a special ceremony honouring Ontario's top, innovative scientists, Dr. Raymond Laflamme has received the prestigious Premier's Discovery Award for his contributions to natural sciences and engineering.

'Chemical compass' created

9 years ago from News @ Nature

Lab work proves reactions can be influenced by the Earth's weak magnetic field.

Hydrogen Sulphide, The Smell Of Sewage And Rotten Eggs, May Be Involved In Regulating Blood Pressure

9 years ago from Science Daily

Hydrogen sulphide is a gas most commonly associated with the smell of stink bombs, sewage and rotten eggs, but researchers have now identified a role for this gas in regulating...

Boost For 'Green Plastics' From Plants

9 years ago from Science Daily

Australian researchers are a step closer to turning plants into 'biofactories' capable of producing oils which can be used to replace petrochemicals used to manufacture a range of products.

Researchers Build Micro Spider-Silk Spinner [News]

9 years ago from Scientific American

A new study should delight fans of the comic book superhero Spider-Man. Researchers from the Munich Technical University (M.T.U.) in Germany have built a microfluidics (miniature plumbing) system for spinning...

Lasik worries? Some may see better with alternatives

9 years ago from AP Health

WASHINGTON (AP) -- Frightened by headlines about Lasik side effects? Lasik gets all the advertising, but there are half a dozen alternate eye surgeries - from a simpler laser approach...

The Physics of Whipped Cream

9 years ago from Science @ NASA

An experiment in space has shed new light on the puzzling physics of some everyday substances such as blood, ketchup, motor oil and whipped cream.

Diagnosis: Poison Pill

9 years ago from NY Times Health

A tiny dose of something fairly ordinary causes an extraordinary reaction.

Faster, Higher, Stronger: Changing Speeds to Go the Distance

9 years ago from NY Times Health

An Olympic hopeful shares her tips for becoming a better runner.

Skin Deep: In a Perfect World, Rosacea Remains a Problem

9 years ago from NY Times Health

Facial redness is the new cellulite of the beauty industry.

Physics: Quantum all the way

9 years ago from News @ Nature

How does our classical world emerge from the counterintuitive principles of quantum theory? Can we even be sure that the world doesn't 'go quantum' when no one is watching? Philip...

Electronics makers push for home networking standard

9 years ago from CBC: Technology & Science

Technology heavyweights Intel, Texas Instruments, Panasonic and Infineon Technologies have formed an alliance to create a worldwide standard for connecting home electronics using domestic wiring.

Tomato of the Sea

9 years ago from PopSci

Coastal gardeners may have a new ally in the salty soup of the ocean, according to Italian researchers. While investigating creative solutions to potential water shortages, scientists from the University...

A Peek Inside PARC

9 years ago from PopSci

If technology were a religion, the Xerox Palo Alto Research Center would be one of the holiest shrines on any pilgrimage. So much of our modern computer world was invented...

HP Discovers Potential "God Particle" of Electronics

9 years ago from PopSci

Silicon Valley is mostly a world of practical technology—applying principles from pure science to create handy gadgets. But today, Hewlett Packard announced a new electrical component born of theoretical physics....

Chemical In Plastic Bottles May Be Toxic

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

A chemical used to make baby bottles and other shatterproof plastic containers could be linked to a range of hormonal problems, a preliminary government report has found.

Did Weak Rivets Help Do In The Titanic?

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

Two authors point to them as the reason the ship sank as quickly as it did, costing a rescue ship vital time. One of the authors spoke with Jess Glor...

High-Pitched Device Drives Away Teens

9 years ago from CBSNews - Science

As 15-year-old Eddie Holder sprinted from his apartment for school one recent morning, he held his hand to one ear to block out a shrill, piercing noise.

Soil is viewed at nanoscale

9 years ago from UPI

ITHACA, N.Y., April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they have, for the first time, inspected soil at the nanoscale level to better understand chemical processes that cycle...

New bio-compatibility screening created

9 years ago from UPI

NEW BRUNSWICK, N.J., April 30 (UPI) -- U.S. scientists say they've created a 3-D screening method for interactions between cells and new biomaterials.

How strong is a hurricane? Just listen

9 years ago from MIT Research

Knowing how powerful a hurricane will be can help to save lives. Airplanes currently provide this crucial data by flying into the storm, gathering wind speed informaion. Some MIT researchers...

Live-animal nerve regeneration study gets boost

9 years ago from MIT Research

An MIT team has improved upon its landmark technology reported last year in which the researchers used a fingernail-sized lab on a chip to image, perform surgery on and sort...

MIT, Chesonis announce solar revolution

9 years ago from MIT Research

Promising to transform solar power from a "boutique" option to a mainstream energy solution, MIT and the Chesonis Family Foundation today launched a "solar revolution" with the aim of making...