- Jet Engines Help Solve The Mysteries Of The Voice
Although scientists know about basic voice production—the two "vocal folds" in the larynx vibrate and pulsate airflow from the lungs—the larynx is one of the body's least understood organs. Sound produced by vocal-fold vibration has been ex ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 13 2007 - 8:43pm
- THEMIS Weighs In On The Northern Lights
Instruments known as solid-state telescopes (SSTs), built with detectors fabricated at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and carried aboard the recently launched THEMIS mission, have delivered their first data on how charged particles in the solar win ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 14 2007 - 3:52pm
- How Would You Rebuild The Internet?
The Internet is enough of a marvel that most people would never ask, "Is this really how we would build it if we could design it all today?" But asking that very question is the job of a broad-based team of Stanford researchers. Taking a nothing ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 14 2007 - 3:59pm
- New Biofuels Process Promises To Meet All US Transportation Needs
Purdue University chemical engineers have proposed a new environmentally friendly process for producing liquid fuels from plant matter- or biomass- potentially available from agricultural and forest waste, providing all of the fuel needed for "the en ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 15 2007 - 12:28am
- Lee M Silver Discusses Challenging Nature On My Podcast
On the latest episode of my podcast, Books and Ideas, I talk with Lee M Silver about his recent book, Challenging Nature: The Clash of Science and Spirituality at the New Frontiers of Life. We discuss the confrontation of Faith and Biotechnology. His book ...
Article - Ginger Campbell - Mar 15 2007 - 8:17am
- New Technique Developed For Tracking Cells In The Body
Scientists' inability to follow the whereabouts of cells injected into the human body has long been a major drawback in developing effective medical therapies. Now, researchers at Johns Hopkins have developed a promising new technique for noninvasive ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 20 2007 - 4:48pm
- Gene Controlling Circadian Rhythms May Be Involved In Onset Of Bipolar Disorder
Disrupt the gene that regulates the biological clocks in mice and they become manic, exhibiting behaviors similar to humans with bipolar disorder, UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers have found. In a study available online in the Proceedings of the ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 12:33am
- Advancing How Computers And Electronics Work
Researchers have made an important advance in the emerging field of ‘spintronics’ that may one day usher in a new generation of smaller, smarter, faster computers, sensors and other devices, according to findings reported in today's issue of the jour ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 12:41am
- Fantastic Voyage: From Science Fiction To Reality
Some 40 years after the release of the classic science fiction movie Fantastic Voyage, researchers in the NanoRobotics Laboratory of École Polytechnique de Montréal’s Department of Computer Engineering and Institute of Biomedical Engineering have achieved ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 1:41am
- Brush Anode And Tubular Cathode Scale Up Microbial Fuel Cells
Generating electricity from renewable sources will soon become as easy as putting a brush and a tube in a tub of wastewater. A carbon fiber, bottle-brush anode developed by Penn State researchers will provide more than enough surface for bacteria to colon ...
Article - News Staff - Mar 21 2007 - 12:35pm