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This week, our editors have compiled a list of the "Top 10 Strangest Gadgets of the Future", from solar powered LEDs to memory LCD screens, it's all here. Which ones are your favorites? 10.
Scientists see the softer side of Tyrannosaurus rex.
I had to read this one a few times to believe it. Bill Gates is demanding that AIDS researchers share or open source their results if they're to get some of the $287 million the Gates Foundation is putting into the search for AIDS vaccines . The Foundation has recognized that one of the forces slowing medical progress is greed -- commercial rivalries, bureaucratic rivalries, personal rivalries.
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Aug. 8, 2006 — By applying electrical currents across the heads of people while they walk, researchers have improved our understanding of how our vestibular system helps us maintain upright posture; at the same time, the researchers found that the stimulus could be applied in a way that allowed a person who was walking straight ahead to be steered by "remote control" without her balance being affected. The findings are reported by Richard Fitzpatrick and Jane E.
The same chemical in the body that is targeted by the drug Viagra also helps our brains “boot up” in the morning so we can process sights, sound, touch and other sensory information.
July 10, 2006
Amazon.com It rules e-tail, with 34 different product categories (including groceries; new and used cars could be next) yet stays true to its bookstore roots, with nifty features like Search Inside the Book, and the new AmazonConnect , which links you to blog posts from your favorite authors from the home page Apple Movie Trailers Coming attractions for movie buffs and reason enough to finally get that broadband connection
Johannes Gutenberg took the idea of printing by moveable type and turned it into a publishing system. In doing so he changed the world. But he did not live to see the extent of the revolution he had brought about.
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The largest tear in the Earth's crust seen in decades, if not centuries, could carve out a new ocean in Africa, according to satellite data. Geologists say a crack that opened up last year may eventually reach the Red Sea, isolating much of Ethiopia and Eritrea from the rest of Africa.
This is perhaps the most inventive human-powered device that's come across my desk this month.
Measurements from last month show that the Antarctic ozone hole was as large as ever, and the ozone level set a new record low. Over some parts of the frozen continent, ozone was almost entirely absent from the stratosphere, about 14 to 22 kilometers above Earth. From Sept. 21 to Sept. 30, 2006, the average size of the Antarctic ozone hole was a record 10.6 million square miles.
+ Play Audio | + Download Audio | + Historia en Español | + Join mailing list March 10, 2006: It's official: Solar minimum has arrived. Sunspots have all but vanished.