Posted: 30 Apr 2009 11:30 PM PDT
Stalking by children and teenagers tends to be significantly more violent than that carried out by adults, Australian research has suggested. Psychiatrists found they rarely acted because of infatuation for their victim, as often assumed. Instead stalking was an extension of bullying...
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 10:20 PM PDT
The artificially intelligent are making real gains. Whether they'll match, or surpass, people smarts is another matter. Robots are gaining on us. Thanks to exponential increases in computer power - which is roughly doubling every two years - robots are getting smarter, more capable, more like people.
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 09:40 PM PDT
In terms of transmission, a smart grid makes it easier to deliver alternative energy sources like wind and solar from rural installations to city centers. Without transmission lines, alternative energies are stuck where they're produced—oftentimes in the middle of nowhere.
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 09:38 PM PDT
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Posted: 30 Apr 2009 09:10 PM PDT
Lasers could one day cure, or at least aid in the search for drugs that treat diseases ranging from autism to schizophrenia, according to two new studies.
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 08:10 PM PDT
Hundreds of massive black holes left over from the early universe may wander the Milky Way, according to new calculations.
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 06:30 PM PDT
Birds can boogie to the beat, according to two new studies that found birds, especially parrots, have rhythm and an apparent appreciation for certain songs that compel them to bob their heads, tap their feet and sway their bodies in time to music.
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 06:00 PM PDT
Optics researchers have invented a camera that uses infrared lasers to bounce light off an object, and say the result should leave shutterbugs with a serious case of technology envy. Their device can take 6.1 million pictures in a single second, at a shutter speed of 440 trillionths of a second.
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 05:10 PM PDT
When you look up on a dark, clear, moonless night, you might just see a faint fuzzy streak cutting across the sky. That's the Milky Way, called that because it looks like milk has spilled across the sky. But when you look at it through a telescope, it resolves itself into millions upon millions of stars. [...]
Posted: 30 Apr 2009 05:08 PM PDT
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